Definition of grippe in English:

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grippe

Pronunciation: /ɡrip/

noun

Old-fashioned term for influenza.
Example sentences
  • 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!

Origin

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

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Syllabification: grippe

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