Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. Informal Influenza.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. Influenza.
  • n. Common cold.

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

  • n. an acute febrile highly contagious viral disease

Etymologies

Short for influenza.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
Abbreviation of influenza. (Wiktionary)

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