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achy (adj.)

1875, first recorded in George Eliot's letters, from ache (n.) + -y (2). Middle English had akeful "painful" (early 15c.). Related: Achily; achiness.

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Definitions of achy

achy (adj.)
causing a dull and steady pain;
her old achy joints
Synonyms: aching
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