colicky

adjective

col·​icky ˈkä-li-kē How to pronounce colicky (audio)
1
: relating to or associated with colic
colicky pain
2
: suffering from colic
colicky babies

Examples of colicky in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Whether that be walking away from a house in the morning in tears listening to your colicky baby screaming for you, going back to work sometimes doubled over in pain, pumping in the back of storage closets delirious without sleep, the total panic of losing childcare. Dawn Huckelbridge, Glamour, 9 Apr. 2024 This is definitely not a budget-friendly pick with a cost of around $7 per pacifier, but parents of colicky babies can save themselves a lot of time and energy by purchasing this variety pack and trying a bunch of different pacis at once instead of making multiple trips to the store. Sarah Bradley, Parents, 1 Mar. 2024 Fittingly, Black was a fussy, colicky baby, a harbinger of things to come. Marc Ballon, Los Angeles Times, 16 Jan. 2024 He hadn’t—not a single colicky cry—since the bite. Kyle Dickman, Outside Online, 20 June 2018 She’s used to the questions about car seats, nursing and colicky babies, but paying for diapers is always the chronic and most-pressing worry. Washington Post, 24 Feb. 2021 Vibration promised to calm the stomachs of colicky babies, and to stimulate hair growth in balding men. Kim Adams, Discover Magazine, 30 June 2020 In our early days of parenthood, when our infant daughter was too colicky to settle down for the night, my wife and I tried everything before getting Frank Sinatra to help. Danny Heitman, WSJ, 25 Oct. 2022 Finding the right bottle for your colicky baby is a lot like digging for treasure. Staff Author, Peoplemag, 12 Aug. 2022

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Word History

First Known Use

1742, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of colicky was in 1742

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“Colicky.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/colicky. Accessed 22 May. 2024.

Medical Definition

colicky

adjective
col·​icky ˈkäl-i-kē How to pronounce colicky (audio)
1
: relating to or associated with colic
colicky pain
2
: suffering from colic
colicky babies

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