Origin of hypochondriac
French hypochondriaque, from Greek hypochondriakos, from hypochondria
First Known Use: 1599
Simple Definition of hypochondriac
: a person who is often or always worried about being ill
Full Definition of hypochondriac
: one affected by hypochondria
Examples of hypochondriac
My brother is a real hypochondriac. Every time he reads about some new disease, he thinks he has it.
First Known Use of hypochondriac
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