Definition of Typhoid Mary in English:
noun (plural Typhoid Marys)informal
A transmitter of undesirable opinions, sentiments, or attitudes.
- He takes the idea a step further with a fascinating theory about the personalities who transmit those viruses - the Typhoid Marys of social epidemics.
- Stories like that should embolden smart users so that, instead of accepting their co-workers’ incompetence, they will feel free to mock and ridicule these Typhoid Marys of the computer world.
- I think Typhoid Marys would be people who push someone to see a show by railing about how dirty/immoral/ungodly it is.
the nickname of Mary Mallon (see Mallon, Mary), an Irish-born cook who transmitted typhoid fever in the US.
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