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



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 Origin1950s: of unknown origin; frequently used in the British radio series The Goon Show, of the 1950s and 1960s.