val·​e·​tu·​di·​nar·​i·​an·​ism ˌva-lə-ˌtü-də-ˈner-ē-ə-ˌni-zəm How to pronounce valetudinarianism (audio)
: the condition or state of mind of a valetudinarian

Word History

First Known Use

1839, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of valetudinarianism was in 1839

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Cite this Entry

“Valetudinarianism.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 29 Nov. 2023.

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