sick list

  1. a list of persons who are sick.

Idioms about sick list

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

Origin of sick list

First recorded in 1785–95

Words Nearby sick list Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

How to use sick list in a sentence

  • The League would hardly do anything with regard to the carrying out of their threat while Barry was on the sick-list.

    The Gold Bat | P. G. Wodehouse
  • A full month later her sick-list was still seventy-seven, out of a total of less than four hundred.

    The Life of Nelson, Vol. I (of 2) | A. T. (Alfred Thayer) Mahan
  • The complexion of the men became sallow, and every day numbers of them were put on the sick-list by the surgeons.

    Reminiscences of a Rebel | Wayland Fuller Dunaway
  • From a further body of 150 men sent as a reinforcement, half were reported on the sick list the day after their arrival.

    The Life of Gordon, Volume I | Demetrius Charles Boulger
  • These drawbacks, added to the lack of exercise and the constant wearing of clothes not yet dry, placed him on the sick list.

    The Pillar of Light | Louis Tracy

British Dictionary definitions for sick list

sick list

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

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