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See also: concrud
From con + crud (“disease”). The former part a shortening of conference or convention. The latter part meaning any disease, from earlier army and student slang for venereal disease (“sexually transmitted disease”).
- (fandom slang) An illness resulting from having people from a wide variety of places at a single gathering such as a convention, allowing disease to spread easily among them due to lack of immunity.
- 2017 June 10, Lightning Bliss, “Lightning Bliss's Guide to Con Survival”, in YouTube:
- [I]t [the 6-2-1 Rule] is a well-known rule that every con-goer should follow, because it will help you to avoid the dreaded con crud.
- freshers' flu (contracted at universities)