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Typhoid Mary

noun

Definition of Typhoid Mary

plural

Typhoid Marys

  1. :  one that is by force of circumstances a center from which something undesirable spreads <the Typhoid Marys of the epidemics>



Origin and Etymology of typhoid mary

Typhoid Mary, nickname of Mary Mallon †1938 Irish cook in United States who was found to be a typhoid carrier


First Known Use: 1931


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