Cupid's measles


Cupid's measles
   obsolete
   syphilis
   The symptoms are similar at one stage:
    ... it was on this leave that he contracted his umpteenth case of Cupid's measles. (Fraser, 1992)
   In America also as Cupid's itch.

How not to say what you mean: A dictionary of euphemisms. . 2014.

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