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collywobbles

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noun plural but singular or plural in construction col·ly·wob·bles \ˈkä-lē-ˌwä-bəlz\

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Origin of collywobbles

perhaps by folk etymology from New Latin cholera morbus, literally, the disease cholera


First Known Use: circa 1823


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