- intestinal cramps or other intestinal disturbances.
- a feeling of fear, apprehension, or nervousness.
Origin of collywobbles
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Historical Examples of collywobbles
- an upset stomach
- acute diarrhoea
- an intense feeling of nervousness
Word Origin for collywobbles
C19: probably from New Latin cholera morbus the disease cholera, influenced through folk etymology by colic and wobble
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