(also gyppy tummy)
Definition of gippy tummy in English:
noun[mass noun] British informal
Diarrhoea affecting visitors to hot countries.
- 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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