grippe

noun

: an acute febrile contagious virus disease
especially : influenza sense 1

Examples of grippe in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web And even though Aidan suffers from the grippe every other Tuesday, Zane has never missed a day of school for medical reasons. Kevin Fisher-Paulson, San Francisco Chronicle, 7 May 2018 It was called many names; Catarrh and la grippe and the sweating sickness. Dawn Mitchell, Indianapolis Star, 31 Jan. 2018

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Word History

Etymology

French, literally, seizure

First Known Use

1776, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of grippe was in 1776

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Cite this Entry

“Grippe.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/grippe. Accessed 17 Jul. 2024.

Kids Definition

grippe

noun
: a virus disease that is the same as or very much like influenza
grippy
ˈgrip-ē
adjective

Medical Definition

grippe

noun
: an acute febrile contagious virus disease
especially : influenza sense 1a
grippy adjective

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