Definition of collywobbles in English:


Syllabification: col·ly·wob·bles
Pronunciation: /ˈkälēˌwäbəlz


informal , chiefly • humorous
  • 1Stomach pain or queasiness: an attack of collywobbles
  • 1.1Intense anxiety or nervousness, especially with stomach queasiness: such organizations give him the collywobbles
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    • Tracking the progress of the Merced-Itanium will cause many an attack of the collywobbles for commentators.
    • Throwing himself into one of the office's numerous squashy chairs, Irvine admits to a last - minute attack of the collywobbles.
    • In spite of Littbarski's collywobbles there was no doubt that the Germans had the stomach for the task.


early 19th century: fanciful formation from colic and wobble.

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