earache

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ear +‎ ache

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earache (plural earaches)

  1. (medicine) A pain in the middle or inner ear.
    Synonym: otalgia
  2. (informal) Annoyance or aggravation caused by noise, especially the sound of someone nagging, complaining, issuing orders, etc.
    I can't stay too late at the pub, otherwise I'll get a load of earache from the missus.

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