Delhi belly

Delhi belly

noun Slang.
diarrhea experienced by travelers in a foreign country, who are not accustomed to the local food and water.

Origin:
1960–65; after Delhi, India

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Delhi belly definition

[ˈdɛli bɛli]
  1. n.
    diarrhea, as suffered by tourists in India. (Contrived for the sake of the rhyme.) : I've got something you can take for Delhi belly.
Dictionary of American Slang and Colloquial Expressions by Richard A. Spears.Fourth Edition.
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