Achy



having or causing an sensation:
an achy back.
Contemporary Examples

Catapulting “achy Breaky 2” from weird to disturbingly weird is the insane amount of young, naked cyborg flesh on display.
You Can’t Unsee Billy Ray Cyrus’s Pseudo Hip Hop ‘Achy Breaky 2’ Amy Zimmerman February 11, 2014

“achy Breaky 2” opens with a “comedic” introduction by Larry King.
You Can’t Unsee Billy Ray Cyrus’s Pseudo Hip Hop ‘Achy Breaky 2’ Amy Zimmerman February 11, 2014

We would say he should stick to singing, but then again, this is the man who unleashed “achy Breaky Heart” upon the world….
11 Most Awkward Dancing Stars The Daily Beast Video August 16, 2009

Mitchell, ostensibly battling that achy arm, was subsequently pulled.
The Myth of Jackie Mitchell, the Girl Who Struck Out Ruth and Gehrig Adam Doster May 17, 2013

That was all the achy and breaky we had to endure—until now.
You Can’t Unsee Billy Ray Cyrus’s Pseudo Hip Hop ‘Achy Breaky 2’ Amy Zimmerman February 11, 2014

Historical Examples

After a time they get used to the swinging motion of the vessel and then their achy muscle tiredness is relieved.
Psychotherapy James J. Walsh

Gigan′ticide, the act of killing a giant; Gigantol′ogy, description of giants; Gigantom′achy, a war of giants.
Chambers’s Twentieth Century Dictionary (part 2 of 4: E-M) Various

Certain of the muscles particularly are likely to suffer from achy feelings which are spoken of as headaches.
Psychotherapy James J. Walsh

He thought, with an achy wistfulness, of a small hero-worshipping girl named Jennie Harper, at Serene.
The Planet Strappers Raymond Zinke Gallun

Jennie Harper had large dark eyes, and a funny, achy sort of voice.
The Planet Strappers Raymond Zinke Gallun

adjective achier, achiest
affected by a continuous dull pain; aching
adj.

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

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