lumbago

noun
lum·​ba·​go | \ ˌləm-ˈbā-(ˌ)gō How to pronounce lumbago (audio) \

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

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Now ague, biliousness, lumbago, Saint Vitus’s dance and dropsy. Washington Post, "Gene Weingarten: A few (end of) life hacks for the young geezers," 24 Aug. 2019 Playing on those surfaces could have exacerbated Gehrig’s chronic lumbago in much the same way. John Eisenberg, SI.com, "Comparing six major points of the Lou Gehrig and Cal Ripken Jr. consecutive-games streaks," 4 July 2017

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First Known Use of lumbago

circa 1693, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for lumbago

Latin, from lumbus

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lumbago

noun

English Language Learners Definition of lumbago

: pain in the lower back

lumbago

noun
lum·​ba·​go | \ ˌləm-ˈbā-(ˌ)gō How to pronounce lumbago (audio) \

Medical Definition of lumbago

: acute or chronic pain (as that caused by muscle strain) in the lower back

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