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flu British & World English

Influenza

man flu British & World English

A cold or similar minor ailment as experienced by a man who is regarded as exaggerating the severity of the symptoms

bird flu British & World English

A severe, often fatal, type of influenza that affects birds, especially poultry, and that can also be transmitted to humans

blue flu British & World English

A strike action, especially among police officers, in which workers are absent on the pretext of sickness

flu-like British & World English

(Of an illness) resembling influenza

swine flu British & World English

A form of influenza which affects pigs, or a form of human influenza caused by a related virus

gastric flu British & World English

A short-lived stomach disorder of unknown cause, popularly attributed to a virus

Spanish flu British & World English

Influenza caused by an influenza virus of type A, in particular that of the pandemic which began in 1918

stomach flu British & World English

A short-lived stomach disorder of unknown cause, popularly attributed to a virus

yuppie flu British & World English

Informal derogatory term for chronic fatigue syndrome.

avian influenza British & World English

Formal term for bird flu.


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