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Written by Delories
(3/31/2008 2:31 a.m.)
in consequence of the missive, Probably not really ill, penned by Laraine
The ON tells us that DOMW is a "valetudinarian". The online version of the Merriam-Webster dictionary tells us that this was a relatively new word in JA's day, having been first recorded in 1703, and means: "a person of a weak or sickly constitution; especially one whose chief concern is his or her ill health."
So I think the ON leaves it slightly ambiguous, but it seems clear that DOMW is more fussy than truly infirm.
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