blue flu

noun

Definition of blue flu 

: a sick-out staged by police officers

First Known Use of blue flu

1967, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for blue flu

from the color of a police uniform

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blue flu

noun

Legal Definition of blue flu 

: an organized absence from work by police officers on the pretext of sickness that is staged for the purpose of protest

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