stom·​ach·​ache | \ ˈstə-mək-ˌāk How to pronounce stomachache (audio) , -mik- \

Definition of stomachache

: pain in or in the region of the stomach

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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 The boy has suffered sleepless nights, complaining of a headache and a stomachache. Robert Klemko, Washington Post, 9 July 2022 The boy has suffered sleepless nights, complaining of a headache and a stomachache. Robert Klemko,, 9 July 2022 Music class, where we were expected to sing solos, gave me a stomachache. Vogue, 31 May 2022 One day, Maria gets a terrible stomachache and goes to the emergency room. The Salt Lake Tribune, 6 Apr. 2022 The boy came into the nurse’s office that day complaining of a stomachache. Stephanie Hanes, The Christian Science Monitor, 7 Sep. 2021 Because of social stigmas about gender an mental illness, individuals may think that IBS is little more than a nervous stomachache or passing discomfort. Laken Brooks, Forbes, 13 Sep. 2021 For those who try the frozen honey trend only once, nutrition experts said, major ramifications aren't likely, aside from a stomachache. NBC News, 2 Aug. 2021 Just thinking about how embarrassing that will be is enough to give me a stomachache. Annie Lane, oregonlive, 20 Mar. 2021 See More

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First Known Use of stomachache

1744, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of stomachache was in 1744

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10 Aug 2022

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“Stomachache.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 28 Sep. 2022.

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stom·​ach·​ache | \ -ˌāk How to pronounce stomachache (audio) \

Medical Definition of stomachache

: pain in or in the region of the stomach

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