Typhoid Mary

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Typhoid Mary

n.
A person from whom something undesirable or deadly spreads to those nearby.

[From the nickname of Mary Mallon.]
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Ty′phoid Mar′y


n.
a carrier or transmitter of anything undesirable, harmful, or catastrophic.
[1930–35; after Mary Mallon (d. 1938), Irish-born cook in the U.S., who was found to be a typhoid carrier]
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Noun1.Typhoid Mary - United States cook who was an immune carrier of typhoid fever and who infected dozens of people (1870-1938)Typhoid Mary - United States cook who was an immune carrier of typhoid fever and who infected dozens of people (1870-1938)
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