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collywobbles

[kol-ee-wob-uh lz] /ˈkɒl iˌwɒb əlz/
noun, (used with a singular or plural verb) Informal.
1.
intestinal cramps or other intestinal disturbances.
2.
a feeling of fear, apprehension, or nervousness.
Origin
1815-1825
1815-25; coinage presumably based on colic, wobble; see -s3
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collywobbles

/ˈkɒlɪˌwɒbəlz/
plural noun (slang) the collywobbles
1.
an upset stomach
2.
acute diarrhoea
3.
an intense feeling of nervousness
Word Origin
C19: probably from New Latin cholera morbus the disease cholera, influenced through folk etymology by colic and wobble
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Word Origin and History for collywobbles
n.

1823, fanciful formation from colic and wobble.

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