Dreaded lurgy

1. fictitious, very infectious disease;
2. any illness (coined by the Radio Goons)

Dictionary of Australian slang . 2013.

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  • dreaded lurgy — I Australian Slang 1. fictitious, very infectious disease; 2. any illness (coined by the Radio Goons) II Kiwi (New Zealand Slang) alternative name for the flu or a head cold; used as an excuse for not going to work, as in I can t come in today… …   English dialects glossary

  • dreaded lurgy — alternative name for the flu or a head cold; used as an excuse for not going to work, as in I can t come in today because I have the dreaded lurgy . Also slang for venereal diseases …   Kiwi (New Zealand slang)

  • (the) dreaded lurgy — British & Australian, humorous an illness that is not serious but passes easily from person to person. My throat is sore and my head hurts. I think I ve caught the dreaded lurgy …   New idioms dictionary

  • (the) dreaded lurgy — Noun. Any unspecified or fictitious desease. Invented and popularized by Spike Milligan on the Goon Show. Jocular use. Also dreaded lurgi …   English slang and colloquialisms

  • lurgy — /ˈlɜgi/ (say lergee) noun Colloquial (humorous) 1. an imaginary disease thought of as being highly infectious. 2. any illness. Also, lurgi, the dreaded lurgy, the dreaded lurgi. {coined by British comedian Spike Milligan, 1919–2002} …   Australian English dictionary

  • lurgy — noun (singular) BrE humorous an illness, especially one that is infectious but not serious: Anne s got the dreaded lurgy …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • lurgy — Noun. Any unspecified or indeterminate illness. Jocular use. Also lurgee and lurgi. See dreaded lurgy . Informal …   English slang and colloquialisms

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  • youth — has the plural form youths, pronounced yoodhz. As well as meaning ‘a young person’ (in BrE usually a boy but in other varieties a boy or girl) and ‘a young time of life’ (in their youth), it has a collective sense ‘young people’, normally… …   Modern English usage

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