Definition of lumbago
: acute or chronic pain (such as that caused by muscle strain) in the lower back
Examples of lumbago in a Sentence
experiencing an attack of lumbago
Recent Examples of lumbago from the Web
Playing on those surfaces could have exacerbated Gehrig’s chronic lumbago in much the same way.
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Origin and Etymology of lumbago
Latin, from lumbus
First Known Use: circa 1693See Words from the same year
LUMBAGO Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of lumbago for English Language Learners
: pain in the lower back
Medical Definition of lumbago
: acute or chronic pain (as that caused by muscle strain) in the lower back
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