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backache

[bak-eyk] /ˈbækˌeɪk/
noun
1.
a pain, especially in the lumbar region of the back, usually caused by the strain of a muscle or ligament.
Origin of backache
1595-1605
1595-1605; back1 + ache
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  • After headache, backache, and loss of appetite comes usually a mild diarrhœa.

    Preventable Diseases Woods Hutchinson
  • Did a man ever have a backache like the dragging, pulling, tearing ache of a woman?

  • At the hundred and twentieth or thirtieth patient the backache came on horribly.

    At the Court of the Amr John Alfred Gray
  • The fireplace is high so that one tending it does not have to stoop and get a backache.

  • I have such a weakness across me most of the time—have backache, am very nervous, and am troubled with leucorrhœa.

  • I had headache and backache and I cannot tell what aches besides.

    Hans Andersen's Fairy Tales Hans Christian Andersen
  • backache, especially across the hips, is a common accompaniment of this disease.

    Herself E. B. Lowry
  • After digging for half-an-hour or so, get her to rub your back with any of the backache cures.

    Three Elephant Power Andrew Barton 'Banjo' Paterson
  • The backache of the later months of expectancy is very annoying and often spoils an otherwise restful night's sleep.

    The Mother and Her Child William S. Sadler
  • These may be cleaned and handled without giving the backache to women.

    The Upward Path Various
British Dictionary definitions for backache

backache

/ˈbækˌeɪk/
noun
1.
an ache or pain in one's back
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backache in Medicine

backache back·ache (bāk'āk')
n.
Discomfort or a pain in the region of the back or spine.

The American Heritage® Stedman's Medical Dictionary
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