Meaning of “dreaded lurgy” in the English Dictionary

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"dreaded lurgy" in British English

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dreaded lurgynoun [ S ]

uk /ˌdred.ɪd ˈlɜː.ɡi/ us /ˌdred.ɪd ˈlɝː.ɡi/ UK informal humorous

any illness that is not very serious but is easy to catch

(Definition of “dreaded lurgy” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)