Variant of plague
- anything that afflicts or troubles; calamity; scourge
- any contagious epidemic disease that is deadly; esp., bubonic plague
- Informal a nuisance; annoyance
- Bible any of various calamities sent down as divine punishment: Ex. 9:14, Num. 16:46
Origin: Middle English plage from Middle French from Classical Latin plaga, a blow, misfortune, inch(es) LL(Ec), plague from Glassical Greek plēgē, plaga from Indo-European an unverified form plaga, a blow from base an unverified form plag-, to strike from source flaw
- plaguer noun
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