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bellyache

noun bel·ly·ache \ ˈbe-lē-ˌāk \
Updated on: 10 Nov 2017

Definition of bellyache

: pain in the abdomen and especially in the stomach : stomachache

Examples of bellyache in a Sentence

  1. He ate too much chili and it gave him a bellyache.

  2. He ate too much chili and it gave him bellyache.

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First Known Use of bellyache

1552

bellyache Synonyms

Synonyms
stomachache, collywobbles
Related Words
colic, cramps, gripes

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bellyache

verb

Definition of bellyache

intransitive verb
: to complain whiningly or peevishly : find fault

bellyacher

noun

Examples of bellyache in a Sentence

  1. He was bellyaching about how long it took to get a table at the restaurant.

  2. tired of the kids bellyaching every time they're asked to mow the lawn or take out the trash

Recent Examples of bellyache from the Web

These example sentences are selected automatically from various online news sources to reflect current usage of the word 'bellyache.' Views expressed in the examples do not represent the opinion of Merriam-Webster or its editors. Send us feedback.

First Known Use of bellyache

1881


BELLYACHE Defined for English Language Learners

bellyache

noun

Definition of bellyache for English Language Learners

  • : a pain in the stomach ( Brit )


bellyache

verb

Definition of bellyache for English Language Learners

  • : to complain in an annoying way


Medical Dictionary

bellyache

noun bel·ly·ache \ ˈbel-ē-ˌāk \

medical Definition of bellyache

: pain in the abdomen and especially in the stomach : stomachache


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