What does the word toothache mean?

Usage examples for toothache

  1. Now mark my word, Mr Lisle, sir, it's not toothache." – King of the Castle by George Manville Fenn
  2. One, indeed, had suggested that it would be better to lay him under one of the benches, but Black Jim said, with a brutal laugh: " No, no; it is better that we should keep sight of him, and if anyone asks a question of course we can say that the gentleman has the toothache." – Colonel Thorndyke's Secret by G. A. Henty
  3. In the same way see that you clean your teeth regularly night and morning- not because it will help you to pass the time away, but because it will prevent your teeth from getting rotten, thus saving you from toothache. – Young Knights of the Empire by Sir Robert Baden-Powell