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EtymologyEdit

From Spanish dengue, 1828.

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dengue (usually uncountable, plural dengues)

  1. An acute febrile disease of the (sub)tropics caused by the Dengue virus, a flavivirus, transmitted by Aedes mosquitoes, and characterized by high fever, rash, headache, and severe muscle and joint pain.

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FrenchEdit

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

dengue f (plural dengues)

  1. (pathology) dengue

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PortugueseEdit

Etymology 1Edit

Borrowed from Spanish dengue.

NounEdit

dengue f (plural dengues)

  1. (pathology) dengue (disease)

Etymology 2Edit

NounEdit

dengue m (plural dengues)

  1. tantrum
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SpanishEdit

Etymology 1Edit

Uncertain. Possibly from Swahili dinga (sudden attack, seizure).

NounEdit

dengue m (plural dengues)

  1. dengue (disease)

Etymology 2Edit

Onomatopoeic

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dengue m (plural dengues)

  1. playacting (overdramatic behaviour)