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  • adj. Of, pertaining to, suggestive of, or caused by croup.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Of or pertaining to croup; resembling or indicating croup.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Pertaining to or resembling croup.
  • Affected with or predisposed to croup; also, somewhat sick with croup; having false croup: as, a croupy child.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. resembling or arising from or indicating croup


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  • Inspiratory stridor, with or without intercostal recession, pallor, with or without cyanosis with cough and "croupy" voice.

    Chapter 7

  • It seemed as though dozens of men were snoring at the same time, and that some of them were dangerously "croupy," for they choked and gulped, and every now and then one would have nightmare and groan and yell until some one would tell him to "shut up," or perhaps say something funny about him to the others.

    Army Letters from an Officer's Wife, 1871-1888

  • A "croupy" child should be carefully shielded from all physical excitation, sudden waking from sleep, and any punishment that tends to awaken intense fear or terror.

    Hygienic Physiology : with Special Reference to the Use of Alcoholic Drinks and Narcotics

  • There is a brazen, barking, "croupy" cough in spasmodic croup.

    The Mother and Her Child

  • Cases of fatal croup still occasionally occur which cannot be directly traced to other cases of diphtheria, but the vast majority of them are clearly traceable to infection, usually from some case in another child, which was so mild that it was not recognized as diphtheria until the baby became "croupy" and search was made through the family throats for the bacilli.

    Preventable Diseases

  • This past week, however, the three-year-old came downstairs one morning, sat on the step to play, and started to cough a new, nasty, croupy cough.

    Dr. G : Why You Should Practice Emergency Preparedness With Your Kids

  • One mother of a croupy child remembered that she made a night-time house call on a cold January evening (Dr. Reyersbach was a terrible driver) simply because "I know it's very scary."

    We Remember - Gertrud C. Reyersbach, 1907 - 1999

  • Another round of croupy business, followed a week later by a nasty, congested, coughing cold, and now, that cold has morphed.

    Archive 2008-01-01

  • By midnight, when I slipped in to push a little more Tyelnol into her sleeping mouth, she was not so hot, and her room was the perfect oasis for a croupy child - cool, but nor cold, and as moist as a rainforest.

    Archive 2008-01-01

  • I hate to steal your punchline, Ray, but it's too damn good: "I think the last word ought to be left for the youngest critic in the room the Tuesday night screening I attended, a croupy little girl who gooed loudly at a quiet moment about forty-five minutes in, 'Mommy, can we go home and watch Shrek?'"

    GreenCine Daily: Shrek the Third.


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