gippy tummy

n

Contemporary slang . 2014.

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  • gippy tummy — n. (also gyppy tummy) colloq. diarrhoea affecting visitors to hot countries. Etymology: abbr. of EGYPTIAN * * * gippy tummy or gyppy tummy noun (informal) Diarrhoea, severe upset stomach, thought of as a hazard of holidaying in hot countries • •… …   Useful english dictionary

  • gippy tummy —    diarrhoea    A corruption of Egyptian tummy, suffered by foreign visitors rather than the local inhabitants who have greater immunity to germs and bacteria in food and drink. Also as gyppy tummy and contracted elsewhere than in Egypt:     She… …   How not to say what you mean: A dictionary of euphemisms

  • gippy tummy — [ dʒɪpi] noun Brit. informal diarrhoea affecting visitors to hot countries. Origin 1940s: gippy, abbrev. of Egyptian …   English new terms dictionary

  • gippy — adj. (Slang) sickly (as an upset stomach or gippy tummy) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • gippy — Adj. Sickly. Commonly heard in the phrase gippy tummy  an upset stomach. Also spelt gyppy …   English slang and colloquialisms

  • gyppy tummy — var. of GIPPY TUMMY. * * * ¦jipē noun Etymology: gyppy alteration of Egyptian; from association of the illness with eating in a foreign country : diarrhea * * * gippy tummy or gyppy tummy noun (informal) Diarrhoea, severe upset s …   Useful english dictionary

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