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typhoid British & World English

An infectious bacterial fever with an eruption of red spots on the chest and abdomen and severe intestinal irritation

Typhoid Mary British & World English

A transmitter of undesirable opinions or attitudes

Mallon, Mary British & World English

(C.1870–1938) US cook; born in Ireland; known as Typhoid Mary. Immune to typhoid herself, she spread the disease while working in New York City. She was institutionalized for life from 1914 to protect others

Typhoid Marys in Typhoid Mary British & World English

A transmitter of undesirable opinions or attitudes

Typhoid Mary in Mallon, Mary British & World English

(C.1870–1938) US cook; born in Ireland; known as Typhoid Mary. Immune to typhoid herself, she spread the disease while working in New York City. She was institutionalized for life from 1914 to protect others