Part of speech: noun

Severe influenza or epidemic catarrh.

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Usage examples "grippe":

  1. I have nothing serious, a little grippe, and this right arm which hardly moves but which electricity will cure. - "The George Sand-Gustave Flaubert Letters", George Sand, Gustave Flaubert Translated by A.L. McKensie.
  2. Cy has been stricken with a lingering attack of grippe. - "Dear Enemy", Jean Webster.
  3. I must tell you, though, before I fly, that Rosamond Merton is ill with the grippe and we've sent for the doctor. - "Miss Pat at Artemis Lodge", Pemberton Ginther.