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Clipping of syphilis.

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syph (uncountable)

  1. (slang) Syphilis.
    • 1980, James Herbert, The Dark, Pan Books (1994), →ISBN, page 229:
      But since Brother Martin, alias Marty Randall, had caught the syph three times in two years, his attitude had changed.

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