from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. Pain in the stomach or abdomen; colic.
  • n. Slang A whining complaint.
  • intransitive v. Slang To complain, especially in a whining manner.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. Any pain in the belly, stomach, or abdomen.
  • v. To complain or whine, especially needlessly.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. Pain in the bowels; colic.
  • intransitive v. to complain, especially in a whining or grumbling manner; to gripe.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. Pain in the bowels; the colic.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. an ache localized in the stomach or abdominal region
  • v. complain


From belly + ache (Wiktionary)



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  • Ah, a verb from ol' Mom. "Quit your bellyaching." :-)

    February 17, 2007

  • I like that this is a verb as well as a noun.

    February 17, 2007