Synonyms for charley horse

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Antonyms for charley horse

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She may be muscle-bound and throw a splint sometimes, or get the Charley horse; but megrims are not for her—believe me!

WORD ORIGIN

1887, sporting slang, origin obscure, probably from somebody's long-forgotten lame racehorse. Charley horse seems to have been a name for a horse or a type of horse (perhaps especially a lame one) around that time.

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