Definition of poitrinaire in English:

poitrinaire

noun

literary
  • A person suffering from lung disease, specifically tuberculosis.

Origin

Mid 19th century; earliest use found in James Fenimore Cooper (1789–1851), novelist. From French poitrinaire from poitrine chest + -aire.

Pronunciation

poitrinaire

/ˌpwatrɪˈnɛː//ˌpwɑːtrɪˈnɛː//ˌpwɒtrɪˈnɛː/