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Typhoid Mary

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noun [countable] Typhoid Mary pronunciation in British English 
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singularTyphoid Mary
pluralTyphoid Marys
 
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From an Irish woman in the US in the 19th century who is thought to have spread the typhoid disease wherever she went.
 

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