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achy

[ey-kee] /ˈeɪ ki/
adjective, achier, achiest.
1.
having or causing an aching sensation:
an achy back.
Origin of achy
1870-1875
1870-75; ache + -y1
Related forms
achiness, noun
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achy

/ˈeɪkɪ/
adjective achier, achiest
1.
affected by a continuous dull pain; aching
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Word Origin and History for achy
adj.

1875, first recorded in George Eliot's letters, from ache + -y (2). Middle English had akeful "painful" (early 15c.). Related: Achily; achiness.

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