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Alternative Spellings

shilshool, shil-shul


  • 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)." (

Languages of Origin

Modern Hebrew


שלשול shilshul ('diarrhea')

Who Uses This

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


North America




Can be accented on the first or second syllable.

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