Word of the Day

Word of the Day – Valetudinarian

I had to chuckle at this one. I was reading it while at the doctor’s office.

Noun:
A person who is excessively concerned about his or her poor health or ailments. An invalid.

Adjective:
In poor health; sickly; invalid.
excessively concerned about one’s poor health or ailments.
Of, relating to, or characterized by invalidism.

Origin:
Valetudinarian stems from the Latin word for “state of health,” valētūdō, which in turn derives from the verb valēre, “to be well.” It entered English in the late 1600s.

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