Definition of little fever in English:

little fever


historical, rare
  • A febrile illness in which the fever is of low grade or short duration; (in later use) especially typhus or typhoid fever.

    The febricula or little fever described by Richard Manningham is sometimes taken to be chronic fatigue syndrome.


Mid 16th century; earliest use found in Thomas Paynell (d. ?1564), translator. Translating classical Latin febrīcula febricula.