March 23, 2011

Word of the Day: Valetudinarian

Valetudinarian \val-i-tood-n-AIR-ee-uhn\ noun

1. A weak or sickly person, especially one who is constantly or overly worried about his or her health.  A valetudinarian is in much worse shape than a mere hypochondriac. 

Origin:  Valetudinarian is from Latin valetudo 'state of health', from valere "to be well".

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