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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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There were affairs, parties with Las Vegas and Paris showgirls, there were pills, thrills and bellyaches, marriage break-ups, fights and jealousy.
A few weeks ago, he caused bellyaches of laughter during a volunteer appreciation banquet at Church on the Way in Van Nuys.
LETTING Bez from the Happy Mondays have his own area at Glastonbury always meant there would be Pills after some Thrills and Bellyaches.
The top search result if you Google "Alan Beith tuition fees" is an article in which he bellyaches that "students face a lifetime of debt under the Conservatives".
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.
The Happy Mondays are probably best known for their funky 1990 album Pills, Thrills and Bellyaches which became a soundtrack to the baggy scene which ran from the late-eighties until 1992.