Definitions starting with G

ID #4450

gentleman's fever, gentleman fever

[cf. DJE gentle­man's complaint idem;by euphemism] n. venereal disease (old term): If you have gentlemen fever I could give you medicine too (Acklins). (Gen.)

Tags: anatomy, euphemism, noun

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Last update: 2011-05-01 01:19
Author: Holm and Shilling, DBE, 1982
Revision: 1.0

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Comment of Demerus Darville:
In regards to phrase, "gentleman's fever" my 71 year old grandmother from Andros is familiar with the word. She stated that" The term is used for a certain male sickness; it is a illness that only affects the male gender.
Added at: 2014-03-10 01:30