traveler's diarrhea


: intestinal sickness and diarrhea affecting a traveler that is typically caused by ingestion of pathogenic microorganisms (such as some E. coli)

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web Some stock items that can come in handy during travel, such as bug spray, insect nets or remedies for ailments like traveler's diarrhea, Goad said. Nathan Diller, USA TODAY, 1 Mar. 2023 He was taken to a private hospital and initially appeared to have traveler's diarrhea, officials told the Globe and Mail. Author: Antonia Noori Farzan, Anchorage Daily News, 16 Dec. 2019

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Word History

First Known Use

1890, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of traveler's diarrhea was in 1890

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Cite this Entry

“Traveler's diarrhea.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 30 Mar. 2023.

Medical Definition

traveler's diarrhea

trav·​el·​er's diarrhea ˈtrav-(ə-)lərz- How to pronounce traveler's diarrhea (audio)
: intestinal sickness and diarrhea affecting a traveler and typically caused by ingestion of pathogenic microorganisms (as some E. coli) compare montezuma's revenge

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