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valetudinarianism

[val-i-tood-n-air-ee-uh-niz-uh m, -tyood-]
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noun
  1. the state, condition, or habits of a valetudinarian.

Origin of valetudinarianism

First recorded in 1830–40; valetudinarian + -ism
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Historical Examples

  • They should savor not of valetudinarianism, but of athletic development.

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    Irving Fisher and Eugene Fisk