Definition of valetudinarian
: a person of a weak or sickly constitution; especially : one whose chief concern is his or her ill health
Origin of valetudinarian
Latin valetudinarius sickly, infirm, from valetudin-, valetudo state of health, sickness, from valēre to be strong, be well — more at wield
First Known Use: 1703
First Known Use of valetudinarian
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