[ kol-ee-wob-uhlz ]
/ ˈkɒl iˌwɒb əlz /
noun (used with a singular or plural verb)Informal.
intestinal cramps or other intestinal disturbances.
a feeling of fear, apprehension, or nervousness.
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/ (ˈkɒlɪˌwɒbəlz) /
pl n the collywobbles slang
an upset stomach
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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