shilshul

Alternative Spellings

shilshool, shil-shul

Definitions

  • diarrhea

Example Sentences

  • "The water in Israel is generally safe to drink and uncooked fruits and vegetables are safe to eat, but it isn’t uncommon for travelers there to come down with a case of the infamous shilshul (diarrhea)." (http://www.zeitah.net/vol1.html)

Languages of Origin

Modern Hebrew

Etymology

שלשול shilshul ('diarrhea')

Who Uses This

Israel: Diaspora Jews who feel connected to Israel and have spent time there

Regions

North America

Dictionaries

None

Notes

Can be accented on the first or second syllable.

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