Definition of gippy tummy in English:

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gippy tummy

Pronunciation: /ˈdʒɪpi/

Entry from British & World English dictionary

(also gyppy tummy)

noun

[mass noun] British informal
Diarrhoea affecting visitors to hot countries.
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.

Origin

1940s: gippy, abbreviation of Egyptian.

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