Definition of grippe in English:


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Pronunciation: /ɡrɪp


Old-fashioned term for influenza.
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  • For the next two days I had the grippe, a Brazilian-style flu that makes one wish for death.
  • At that time there seemed to be a great deal of grippe and a serious epidemic of typhoid fever throughout the state.
  • Your appreciated hope that I escape the grippe came just too late to save me from a mild attack!


late 18th century: French, from gripper 'seize'.

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