- a person affected with rheumatism.
Origin of rheumatic
Examples from the Web for rheumatic
Bedridden Child Rather spent about three years of his childhood bedridden with rheumatic fever.10 Revelations from ‘Rather Outspoken’ Autobiography
April 28, 2012
When did a rheumatic ploughman have recourse to Bath or Buxton?In the Heart of Vosges
Before morning I was aching all over: I had rheumatic fever.Wilfrid Cumbermede
Being but a hewer of wood and drawer of water, she is rheumatic.Barnaby Rudge
While they were waiting for the rheumatic piano to resume they promenaded.In a Little Town
Mary, the nurse, went over with me to see her, and says she has rheumatic fever.A Woman who went to Alaska
May Kellogg Sullivan
- of, relating to, or afflicted with rheumatism
- a person afflicted with rheumatism
Word Origin and History for rheumatic
late 14c., from Old French reumatique (Modern French rhumatique), from Latin rheumaticus "troubled with rheum," from Greek rheumatikos, from rheuma "discharge from the body" (see rheum).
- Relating to or characterized by rheumatism.
- One who is affected by rheumatism.