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  • n. Syphilis.

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  • n. a common venereal disease caused by the treponema pallidum spirochete; symptoms change through progressive stages; can be congenital (transmitted through the placenta)


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  • Slang; syphilis. Usage:

    "When you pissed yourself in Frankfurt and got syph down in Cologne..." --"The Sick Bed of Cuchulainn," c. 1985 Shane Macgowan

    February 7, 2007