noun Date: 1601 a pain in the lower back

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  • backache — ack ache n. an ache localized in the back. [WordNet 1.5] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • backache — [bak′āk΄] n. an ache or pain in the back, esp. in the lower back …   English World dictionary

  • backache — n. 1) to have backache (BE)/a backache (AE) 2) (a) chronic, nagging, persistent backache * * * [ bækeɪk] nagging persistent backache (a) chronic to have backache (BE) / a backache (AE) …   Combinatory dictionary

  • backache — UK [ˈbækeɪk] / US [ˈbækˌeɪk] noun [countable/uncountable] Word forms backache : singular backache plural backaches pain in your back She often suffers from backache …   English dictionary

  • backache — [[t]bæ̱keɪk[/t]] backaches N VAR Backache is a dull pain in your back …   English dictionary

  • backache — /bak ayk /, n. a pain, esp. in the lumbar region of the back, usually caused by the strain of a muscle or ligament. [1595 1605; BACK1 + ACHE] * * * …   Universalium

  • backache — noun /ˈbækeɪk/ any pain or ache in the back …   Wiktionary

  • backache — Nonspecific term used to describe back pain; generally refers to pain below the cervical level. * * * back·ache bak .āk n a pain in the lower back …   Medical dictionary

  • backache — back|ache [ˈbækeık] n [U and C] a pain in your back …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • backache — back|ache [ bæk,eık ] noun count or uncount a pain or pains in your back: She often suffers from backaches …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

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