Typhoid Mary - definition and synonyms

noun [countable] 

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singularTyphoid Mary
pluralTyphoid Marys
  1. an insulting word for someone who you avoid because they spread something unpleasant or harmful to the people around them
Word story
From an Irish woman in the US in the 19th century who is thought to have spread the typhoid disease wherever she went.