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Definition of "backache" [back•ache]

  • An ache or pain in the back, especially the lower back. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "backache" in a sentence
  • "I longed to comfort her, to tell them all that I was not at all hurt, that I had no pain whatever, -- even the backache, which is my almost daily companion, having left me since the fall, -- yet the terrible languor which controlled me seemed almost too great to be overcome."
  • "Back massage: This massage is helpful in case of various ailments such as backache, afflictions of muscles and it provides a good means for stimulating the back muscles."
  • "A gentle massage can often provide relief from problems such as backache, sleeplessness, edema, headaches and tension."