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English definition of “gippy tummy”

gippy tummy

noun [C or U]     /ˌdʒɪp.iˈtʌm.i/ UK informal
an occasion when you suffer from stomach pains and diarrhoea, especially while on holiday: It's a shame - he had (a) gippy tummy most of the time he was away.Digestive disorders
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