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

 

lurgy

 noun
noun
BrE BrE//ˈlɜːɡi//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈlɜːrɡi//
 
(pl. lurgies)[countable, usually singular](British English, humorous)
 
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a mild illness or disease I've caught some kind of lurgy. It's the dreaded lurgy! Word Origin 1950s: of unknown origin; frequently used in the British radio series The Goon Show, of the 1950s and 1960s.