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or stomach ache

[stuhm-uh k-eyk] /ˈstʌm əkˌeɪk/
pain in the stomach or abdomen; colic.
Origin of stomachache
1755-65; stomach + ache
Related forms
stomach-achy, adjective Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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Examples from the Web for stomachache
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  • Can you be thankful for toothache, or stomachache, or any kind of ache?

    Mary Cary Kate Langley Bosher
  • And they groaned over it—he and she—like people with the stomachache.

    The Whirlpool George Gissing
  • Except that fever, I never had anything worse than a stomachache in all my life.

    The Red City S. Weir Mitchell
  • Like a box of sweets, and then you ran the risk of stomachache.

    Cinderella Jane Marjorie Benton Cooke
  • Take a little wine for your stomachache, and a few clothes for your heartache.

    Plain Mary Smith Henry Wallace Phillips
  • Didn't I tell you I ought to have the biggest piece 'cause my stomach's the biggest, an' I'm not afraid of stomachache.

    The Right Knock Helen Van-Anderson
  • My goodness if that man doesnt have one stomachache, ended this sage young lady speaking from bitter experiences of her own.

    Three Little Women Gabrielle E. Jackson
  • While he was yet struggling between repentance and stomachache, the welcome sound of their voices was heard.

  • Bangbangsit is also considered as a cure for stomachache, diarrhoea, and is an aid in bringing on menstruation.

    The Tinguian Fay-Cooper Cole
British Dictionary definitions for stomachache


pain in the stomach or abdominal region, as from acute indigestion Technical name gastralgia Also called stomach upset, upset stomach
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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stomachache in Medicine

stomachache stom·ach·ache (stŭm'ək-āk')
Pain in the stomach or abdomen.

The American Heritage® Stedman's Medical Dictionary
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