Definition of gonorrhoea noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



(British English) (North American English gonorrhea) noun
BrE BrE//ˌɡɒnəˈrɪə//
; NAmE NAmE//ˌɡɑːnəˈriːə//
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a disease of the sexual organs, caught by having sex with an infected person see also venereal disease Word Originearly 16th cent.: via late Latin from Greek gonorrhoia, from gonos ‘semen’ + rhoia ‘flux’.