Examples from the Web for valetudinarian
He was at once a valetudinarian and a voluptuary; and, in both characters, he loved his ease.The History of England from the Accession of James II.|Thomas Babington Macaulay
Sat like a valetudinarian in the Park all day getting fresh air—among the imbeciles, invalids, and children.
He has been justly, though perhaps harshly, described as a "valetudinarian Grandison."Diderot and the Encyclopaedists (Vol 1 of 2)|John Morley
"Which is certainly not suggestive of a valetudinarian," remarked Lucian, looking hard at the stranger.Cashel Byron's Profession|George Bernard Shaw
No valetudinarian was ever more unpleasantly jostled out of his self-compassion.
British Dictionary definitions for valetudinarian
noun plural -narians or -naries
Word Origin for valetudinarian
Word Origin and History for valetudinarian
"one who is constantly concerned with his own ailments," 1703, from valetudinary (1580s), from Latin valetudinarius, from valetudo "state of health," from valere "be strong" (see valiant) + -tudo, abstract noun suffix (see -tude). Valetudinary (adj.) "sickly" is recorded from 1580s.