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[kol-ee-wob-uh lz] /ˈkɒl iˌwɒb əlz/

noun, (used with a singular or plural verb) Informal.
intestinal cramps or other intestinal disturbances.
a feeling of fear, apprehension, or nervousness.
plural noun (slang) the collywobbles
an upset stomach
acute diarrhoea
an intense feeling of nervousness

1823, fanciful formation from colic and wobble.


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