belly-aching









belly-aching


noun

  1. Informal. a pain in the abdomen or bowels.

verb (used without object), bel·ly·ached, bel·ly·ach·ing.

  1. Informal. to complain; grumble.

noun

  1. an informal term for stomachache

verb

  1. (intr) slang to complain repeatedly
n.

also belly-ache, 1590s, from belly (n.) + ache (n.). The verb in the slang sense of “complain” is first recorded 1888, American English; it appears not to have been used earlier than that, if ever, in a literal sense. Related: bellyached; bellyaching.

n.

  1. Pain in the stomach or abdomen; colic.

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