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A Pain Under the Pinny

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Lois in Newfoundland, Canada, asks about the phrase pain in the pinny, meaning “stomach discomfort.” Pain in the pinny, or more commonly pain under the pinny, refers to a pain under one’s pinafore, or apron, the word pinafore originally denoting a cloth cover that was literally pinned in front to protect the garment underneath. The term can apply to men or women. This is part of a complete episode.

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