• WordNet 3.6
    • n grippe an acute febrile highly contagious viral disease
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Grippe (Med) The influenza or epidemic catarrh.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n grippe Epidemic influenza.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • ns Grippe influenza or epidemic catarrh
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
A.S. grípan, grap, gripen; Ice. grípa, Ger. grei′fen, Dut. grijpen; allied to grab.


In literature:

There's a lot of grippe going about just now, I hear.
"Miss Pat at Artemis Lodge" by Pemberton Ginther
He went at once to the office of Messrs. Gripp & Co., on his arrival in the city.
"Chester Rand" by Horatio Alger, Jr
At first she thought she was catching the grippe.
"Molly Brown's Senior Days" by Nell Speed
He had the grippe, and for a week he never left the house.
"The Innocents" by Sinclair Lewis
I saved up once for a taxicab ride, but I had to use my savings for a case of grippe, so I never felt to try it again.
"Patty's Social Season" by Carolyn Wells
It's gude fish when it's gripp'd.
"The Proverbs of Scotland" by Alexander Hislop
He called on her before her nose had quite lost the grippe or her temper the badness.
"The Trail of the Hawk" by Sinclair Lewis
I know he's just going to have the grippe.
"Evening Dress" by W. D. Howells
He had been having a little touch of grippe, and was somewhat broken from his wonted cynicism.
"The Daughter of the Storage" by William Dean Howells
He had grippe, and pneumonia after it, only a week in all.
"Mrs. Tree" by Laura E. Richards

In poetry:

Thar's times one's feelin's swell like bread
In summer-time a-risin',
An' Deely's heart swole in a way
Wus mightily surprising
When Spense gripp'd one ov them thar pans
Ov yaller cream in his big han's!
"Old Spense" by Isabella Valancy Crawford