the shits

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Noun1.the shits - obscene terms for diarrhea
jargon, lingo, patois, argot, vernacular, slang, cant - a characteristic language of a particular group (as among thieves); "they don't speak our lingo"
diarrhea, diarrhoea, looseness, looseness of the bowels - frequent and watery bowel movements; can be a symptom of infection or food poisoning or colitis or a gastrointestinal tumor
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Recorded in her living room on a 4-track, with some songs in French, others in English, it rocks with a quirkiness that'll give your mom a headache and your sister the shits, but it's still cute in a way.