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flu US English

Short for influenza.

man flu US English

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

bird flu US English

A severe, often fatal flu virus of birds, especially poultry, that is transmissible from them to humans

blue flu US English

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

flu-like US English

(Of an illness) resembling influenza

swine flu US English

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

gastric flu US English

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

Spanish flu US English

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

stomach flu US English

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

yuppie flu US English

Informal derogatory term for chronic fatigue syndrome.

avian influenza US English

The technical name for bird flu

avian flu in avian influenza US English

The technical name for bird flu


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