Typhoid Mary

noun
plural Typhoid Marys

Definition of Typhoid Mary

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

First Known Use of Typhoid Mary

1931, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for Typhoid Mary

Typhoid Mary, nickname of Mary Mallon †1938 Irish cook in U.S. who was found to be a typhoid carrier

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“Typhoid Mary.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Typhoid%20Mary. Accessed 14 Aug. 2022.

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