Christmas disease

noun

Word History

Etymology

after Stephen Christmas, 20th century English boy who was first patient found with the disease

First Known Use

1952, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of Christmas disease was in 1952

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“Christmas disease.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Christmas%20disease. Accessed 7 Feb. 2023.

Medical Definition

Christmas disease

noun
Christ·​mas disease ˈkris-məs- How to pronounce Christmas disease (audio)
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