bellyache

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • v bellyache complain "What was he hollering about?"
    • n bellyache an ache localized in the stomach or abdominal region
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Bellyache Pain in the bowels; colic.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n bellyache Pain in the bowels; the colic.
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Usage

In literature:

I just knew alcohol was good to rub on when you had a bellyache, but ... Oh, I see!
"The Underdogs" by Mariano Azuela
We were being led at that time by a Kurdish prisoner, who had lain by the wayside with the bellyache.
"Hira Singh" by Talbot Mundy
I've been called those names several times and they didn't even give me a bellyache.
"The Social Cancer" by José Rizal
There's nothing to bellyache about.
"Tell England" by Ernest Raymond
Let 'em find the sugar tub when their ma is to meetin' an' they won't worry 'bout the bellyache till it comes.
"In the Days of Poor Richard" by Irving Bacheller
But as you're so naturally bellyaching to know, why, I've been in the ring.
"Slippy McGee, Sometimes Known as the Butterfly Man" by Marie Conway Oemler
I can bellyache the Armeya better now than he can.
"Class of '29" by Orrie Lashin and Milo Hastings
Had a bellyache, fever, began throwing up.
"Badge of Infamy" by Lester del Rey
And de bellyache and de running off de same way, too.
"Slave Narratives, Oklahoma" by Various
It's no use goin' round bellyaching.
"The Trail of '98" by Robert W. Service
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In poetry:

In the old days the punchers just took what they got:
It was sow-belly, beans, and the old coffee-pot;
But now you come howlin' for pie and for cake,
Then cuss at the cook for a good bellyache.
"Punchin' Dough" by Henry Herbert Knibbs

In news:

Easter prize an option to usual bellyache .
Headache, fever, toothache, bellyache, joint or muscle ache.
It's been four years since the NBA's SuperSonics left Seattle and became the Oklahoma City Thunder, but a vocal segment of that team's faithful continues to bellyache.
EXPECT MUCH BELLYACHING when belly anchoring of putters is outlawed by the ruling bodies of golf, the United States Golf Association and the R&A.
Think about this before the next time you complain about how rough you have it AND you don't hear her bellyaching.
Bellyaching isn't tolerated in the 49ers' locker room.
But serious self-indulgence comes with a higher price than a bellyache.
What's with all the bellyaching in kids.
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