birth pang

noun

Definition of birth pang 

1 : one of the regularly recurrent pains that are characteristic of childbirth usually used in plural

2 birth pangs plural : disorder and distress incident especially to a major social change

First Known Use of birth pang

1660, in the meaning defined at sense 2

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birth pang

noun

Medical Definition of birth pang 

: one of the regularly recurrent pains that are characteristic of childbirth usually used in plural

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