Definition of gippy tummy in English:

gippy tummy

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Pronunciation: /ˈdʒɪpi
(also gyppy tummy)


[mass noun] British informal
  • Diarrhoea affecting visitors to hot countries.
    More example sentences
    • We were all suffering from ‘gyppy tummy’, which is not pleasant at the best of times.
    • Symptoms are similar to gippy tummy but the condition persists and can cause serious damage.
    • I still have a gyppy tummy so have been going easy on the food.


1940s: gippy, abbreviation of Egyptian.

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