Bellyache \Bel"ly*ache`\, n. Pain in the bowels; colic. [1913 Webster]

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  • Bellyache — Bel ly*ache , v. i. to complain, especially in a whining or grumbling manner; to gripe. Syn: gripe, whine, complain, moan, snivel, grumble, squawk. [PJC + WordNet 1.5] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • bellyache — (n.) also belly ache, 1590s, from BELLY (Cf. belly) (n.) + ACHE (Cf. ache) (n.). The verb in the slang sense of complain is first recorded 1888, Amer.Eng.; it appears not to have been used earlier than that, if ever, in a literal sense …   Etymology dictionary

  • bellyache — informal ► NOUN ▪ a stomach pain. ► VERB ▪ complain noisily or persistently …   English terms dictionary

  • bellyache — ☆ bellyache [bel′ēāk΄] n. pain in the abdomen or bowels vi. bellyached, bellyaching Slang to complain or grumble …   English World dictionary

  • bellyache — I UK [ˈbelɪˌeɪk] / US noun [countable/uncountable] Word forms bellyache : singular bellyache plural bellyaches informal a pain in your stomach II UK [ˈbelɪˌeɪk] / US verb [intransitive] Word forms bellyache : present tense I/you/we/they bellyache …   English dictionary

  • bellyache — [“beliek] 1. n. a stomachache. □ Oh, mama, do I have a bellyache! □ That stuff will give you one fine bellyache. 2. in. to complain. □ You are always bellyaching! □ …   Dictionary of American slang and colloquial expressions

  • bellyache — v. (slang) (D; intr.) ( to complain ) to bellyache about * * * (slang) (D; intr.) ( to complain ) to bellyache about …   Combinatory dictionary

  • bellyache — bel|ly|ache1 [ˈbeli eık] n [U and C] informal a pain in your stomach = ↑stomachache bellyache 2 bellyache2 v [i]informal to complain a lot, especially about something unimportant = ↑whinge bellyache about ▪ She never stops bellyaching about money …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • bellyache — [[t]be̱lieɪk[/t]] bellyaches, bellyaching, bellyached also belly ache 1) N VAR Bellyache is a pain inside your abdomen, especially in your stomach. [INFORMAL] They may complain of diarrhea or bellyache. Syn: stomach ache 2) VERB: usu cont If you… …   English dictionary

  • bellyache — 1. noun /ˈbɛlijeɪk/ Any pain in the belly, stomach, or abdomen. Eating too much candy can give you a bellyache. 2. verb /ˈbɛlijeɪk/ To complain or …   Wiktionary

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