Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Pertaining to or of the nature of colic: as, colicky pains.
- Affected with colic; subject to colic: as, a colicky baby.
- adj. Of, pertaining to, or suffering from colic
GNU Webster's 1913
- adj. Pertaining to, or troubled with, colic; ; a
- adj. suffering from excessive gas in the alimentary canal
“One, my first baby: he was "colicky," as they say.”
“I was on soy formula from 2 months old - I would throw up and then sleep for a very long time, but I guess that was preferred over being "colicky" when was given dairy formula when I would throw up but stay awake and cry.”
“The new baby is extremely colicky which is making things more stressful and exhausting than they could have been, but these things happen.”
“a common rule of thumb is to consider a baby" colicky "if he or she cries intensely more than three days a week, for more than three hours, for more than three weeks in a month.”
“The smallest and least civilized townsfolk are the most distraught: the babies, all of them, even the easy ones, are confounding their mothers with uncharacteristic, colicky behavior.”
“Payback's a bitch ... this is what I get for being a colicky baby.”
“My 2nd child was very colicky in the evenings for the first 6-8 weeks and we tried lots of things but gripe water, an herbal remedy, seemed to help the most.”
“A colicky baby, he was kept on a rigid four-hour feeding schedule, and was not touched unless necessary and was never cuddled or played with.”
“The bartender is hovering, wondering if I'm one of those guys who's going to order one light beer and nurse it all night like a colicky baby.”
““When I nurse, the baby sometimes seems colicky too,” she said.”
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