I remember when I read Eternity, I was sick with grippe at the time and I just got sicker.
"Lots of grippe 'round town," observed Neergard, as though satisfied that Gerald had it.
And if it turns out to be the grippe, Edward, don't lose an instant.
We found that about two thirds of the tribe were suffering either from the measles or the grippe.
He called on her before her nose had quite lost the grippe or her temper the badness.
Then, one Christmas, Mrs. Brandeis was ill for three weeks with grippe.
When Verdi wrote, he failed to make allowance for a sudden attack of the grippe.
The hot-blanket pack is indicated at the onset of many fevers such as in typhoid, grippe, pneumonia, etc.
It was about ten years ago, and I caught a grippe germ from him.
grippe, pneumonia or lung fever, and what we call colds are caught in exactly the same way.
1776, probably from French grippe "influenza," originally "seizure," verbal noun from gripper "to grasp, hook," of Frankish origin, from Proto-Germanic *gripanan (see grip (v.), gripe). Supposedly in reference to constriction of the throat felt by sufferers; the word spread through European languages after the influenza epidemic during the Russian occupation of Prussia in the Seven Years' War (c.1760), and Russian chirpu, said to be imitative of the sound of the cough, is sometimes said to be the origin or inspiration for the word.
grippe or grip (grĭp)