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bad blood

n. 1. [from association with the Wasser-man blood test] syphilis (Dupuch p.c.)

2. [cf. Ibo mea jonjo (lit. blood bad) idem (Okolo p.c.)] in the phr. have bad blood: (of people) to lack resistance to infection: She have dem things on her skin 'cause she have bad blood (Nassau). (Black)

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Last update: 2010-08-25 04:24
Author: Holm and Shilling, DBE, 1982
Revision: 1.0

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