Origin of flu
Examples from the Web for flu
The Italian health ministry said it could not prove a direct correlation between the flu vaccine and the deaths.
The benefits are obvious, says 83-year-old Mariacristina Poggio, who sums it up succinctly: “I could die from the flu without it.”
Blister rust is like having the flu; the pine beetle is like fast acting leukemia.
Suffering from flu symptoms one day, she decided to call in sick.
A “simple bout of flu” is incapable of mutating into an Ebola infection.
Oh, that's only the sort of nauseated feeling you get with flu.Aaron's Rod|D. H. Lawrence
"Was sure I was coming down with the flu," Clavering mumbled.Black Oxen|Gertrude Franklin Horn Atherton
If you have got flu, you'll only make yourself as bad as Peter did by staying up too long.The Lee Shore|Rose Macaulay
From living upon a badly selected type of food we fear the flu and other diseases.
The flu had struck him as suddenly and as unexpectedly as it had attacked many of its victims.The Efficiency Expert|Edgar Rice Burroughs
British Dictionary definitions for flu
Word Origin and History for flu
1839, flue, shortening of influenza. Spelling flu attested from 1893. For choice of middle syllable, not a common method of shortening in English, Weekley compares tec for detective, scrip for subscription.