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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The first known use of blue flu was in 1967

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“Blue flu.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/blue%20flu. Accessed 24 Nov. 2020.

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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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