stom·​ach·​ache ˈstə-mək-ˌāk How to pronounce stomachache (audio)
: pain in or in the region of the stomach

Examples of stomachache in a Sentence

Eating too much food will give you a stomachache. Side effects include gas, bloating, and stomachache.
Recent Examples on the Web Most people experience stomachaches, diarrhea and fever. David J. Neal, Miami Herald, 9 May 2024 For example, anxiety may show up as a stomachache or a headache. Andrea Kane, CNN, 7 Apr. 2024 Cardwell, 29, was diagnosed with stage 4 adrenal cancer in January 2023 after seeking care for stomachaches. Korin Miller, Health, 15 Dec. 2023 Symptoms such as diarrhea, stomachaches and fever can start as soon as six hours after ingesting salmonella and usually run for four to seven days. David J. Neal, Miami Herald, 14 Feb. 2024 The infection can manifest as a fever, muscle aches, excessive tiredness, severe headache, nausea, stomachache, or diarrhea. Mira Cheng, CNN, 12 Feb. 2024 Eating the wrong food, or too much of the right one, can cause a stomachache. Yasemin Saplakoglu, WIRED, 14 Jan. 2024 Their stress can lead to physical symptoms, including fatigue, stomachaches, and headaches. Marisa Cohen, Parents, 18 Sep. 2023 Temporary conditions can cause stomachaches, as well. Amanda Gardner, Health, 29 Oct. 2023

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Word History

First Known Use

1744, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of stomachache was in 1744

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Cite this Entry

“Stomachache.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 27 May. 2024.

Kids Definition


stom·​ach·​ache ˈstəm-ək-ˌāk How to pronounce stomachache (audio)
: pain in or near the stomach

Medical Definition


stom·​ach·​ache -ˌāk How to pronounce stomachache (audio)
: pain in or in the region of the stomach

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