belly ache

bellyache

[bel-ee-eyk]
noun
1.
Informal. a pain in the abdomen or bowels.
verb (used without object), bellyached, bellyaching.
2.
Informal. to complain; grumble.

Origin:
1545–55; belly + ache

bellyacher, noun
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bellyache (ˈbɛlɪˌeɪk)
 
n
1.  an informal term for stomachache
 
vb
2.  slang (intr) to complain repeatedly
 
'bellyacher
 
n

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bellyache
also belly-ache, 1590s, from belly + ache. The verb in the slang sense of "complain" is first recorded 1888, Amer.Eng.
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bellyache bel·ly·ache (běl'ē-āk')
n.
Pain in the stomach or abdomen; colic.

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