sick list



a list of persons who are sick.


    on the sick list, in poor health; not well; ill.

Origin of sick list

First recorded in 1785–95 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for sick list

Historical Examples of sick list

  • Condor had to go on the sick-list half an hour after the fight was over.

    At Aboukir and Acre

    George Alfred Henty

  • The Resolution had only three men on the sick-list, and but one of these had the scurvy.

    Captain Cook

    W.H.G. Kingston

  • In a very short time we had not a single person on the sick-list.

  • What about the men on the sick-list, and the non-combatants that have to be counted in every squad?

    Trapped by Malays

    George Manville Fenn

  • And so we have fewer men on the sick-list than any regiment out here?

    Middy and Ensign

    G. Manville Fenn

British Dictionary definitions for sick list

sick list


a list of the sick, esp in the army or navy
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