Word of the day

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valetudinarian (noun) –  A sickly or weak person, especially one who is constantly and morbidly concerned with his or her health.

(adj) – 1. Chronically ailing; sickly.
2. Constantly and morbidly concerned with one’s health.

Source : The Free Dictionary

Etymology : “one who is constantly concerned with his own ailments,” 1703, from valetudinary (1580’s), from Latin valetudinarius, from valetudo “state of health” (either good or bad), from valere “be strong” + -tudo, abstract noun suffix. Valetudinary (adj.) “sickly” is recorded from 1580’s.


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  • JEL51

    My mother would say with a concealed wink in her eye…”sick in the head”. Great word.