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Belly-ache
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bellyache definitions

WordNet (r) 3.0 (2005)

n
1: an ache localized in the stomach or abdominal region [syn: stomachache, stomach ache, bellyache, gastralgia] v
1: complain; "What was he hollering about?" [syn: gripe, bitch, grouse, crab, beef, squawk, bellyache, holler]

Merriam Webster's

I. noun Date: 1552 pain in the abdomen and especially in the stomach ; stomachache II. intransitive verb Date: 1881 to complain whiningly or peevishly ; find fault bellyacher noun

Oxford Reference Dictionary

n. & v. --n. colloq. a stomach pain. --v.intr. sl. complain noisily or persistently. Derivatives: bellyacher n.

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Bellyache Bel"ly*ache`, n. Pain in the bowels; colic.

Collin's Cobuild Dictionary

also belly-ache(bellyaches, bellyaching, bellyached) 1. Bellyache is a pain inside your abdomen, especially in your stomach. (INFORMAL) = stomach-ache N-VAR 2. If you say that someone is bellyaching, you mean they complain loudly and frequently about something and you think this is unreasonable or unjustified. (INFORMAL) ...belly-aching about recession. = complain VERB: usu cont, V about n, also V

Moby Thesaurus

ache, aching, air a grievance, angina, backache, beef, beefing, bellyaching, bitch, bitching, cephalalgia, clamor, colic, collywobbles, complain, complaining, complaint, crab, croak, destructive criticism, dissent, earache, faultfinding, fret, fret and fume, fuss, gnawing, grievance, gripe, gripes, griping, groan, groaning, grouch, grouse, grousing, growl, grumble, grumbling, grunt, gut-ache, headache, heartburn, hemicrania, holler, howl, kick, kicking, lodge a complaint, megrim, migraine, murmur, murmuring, mutter, odontalgia, otalgia, peeve, peevishness, pet peeve, petulance, protest, pyrosis, querulousness, raise a howl, register a complaint, scolding, sick headache, sniping, splitting headache, squawk, squawking, stomachache, take on, throbbing pain, toothache, whining, yap, yapping, yelp




 


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