- Painful or sore, especially in the muscles or joints.
- Feeling discomfort or unease.
The origin of the word "achy" is uncertain, but it is believed to be a shortened version of the word "ache" which has been in use since the 14th century, meaning "to suffer pain".
- His back was achy from lifting heavy boxes.
- She felt achy all over after the long hike.
- Her head ached and her throat was sore.
- His achy knees prevented him from playing sports.
- She felt achy and weak after the flu.