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Colloquialism for abdominal pain, usually colicky.


Pain in the stomach or abdomen; colic.

bel′ly·ach′er n.


noun A popular term for stomach ache.

verb To complain; whinge.
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Bellyaches in the center of the abdomen, near the belly button, are less likely to be caused by something that needs urgent attention than belly pain in the corners, away from the center.
They all met up at Mandela Hall in Belfast in December on the closing night of the Happy Mondays' Pills 'n' Thrills and Bellyaches 25th anniversary tour.
LETTING Bez from the Happy Mondays have his own area at Glastonbury always meant there would be Pills after some Thrills and Bellyaches.
Spills, stains and bellyaches ( Network Q estimate that one in 50 cars suffer from families being carefree with food and drink.
We have a mayor that bellyaches about the governor stepping in to do something about the MTA strike, while he pedals his legs off on his vacation.
THRILLS, spills and bellyaches are in store as historic Yarm Fair rolls into town next week.
But the former Happy Mondays frontman - who shot to fame in the early 90s with the release of the band's hit album, Pills 'n' Thrills & Bellyaches - still looked every inch the Madchester pill-popper at a party at Turnmills in Farringdon, London.