jock itch

jock itch
jock′ itch`
pat a ringworm of the groin area
Etymology: 1945–50

From formal English to slang. 2014.

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  • jock itch — jäk n ringworm of the crotch: TINEA CRURIS called also jockey itch * * * tinea cruris …   Medical dictionary

  • jock itch — jock ,itch noun uncount AMERICAN INFORMAL a medical condition affecting the area around a man s sex organs …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • jock itch — n. a skin infection in the genital area caused by a fungus; tinea cruris …   English World dictionary

  • jock itch — noun fungal infection of the groin (most common in men) • Syn: ↑tinea cruris, ↑eczema marginatum • Hypernyms: ↑tinea, ↑ringworm, ↑roundworm * * * noun or …   Useful english dictionary

  • jock itch — noun Etymology: 2jock Date: 1950 tinea cruris …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • jock itch — See tinea cruris …   Dictionary of microbiology

  • jock itch — Pathol. a fungal infection of the skin in the groin area, occurring most commonly in males, esp. in warm climates, characterized by itchy and often scaly lesions; tinea cruris. [1945 50] * * * …   Universalium

  • jock itch — noun a fungal infection, tinea cruris, of the groin region, due to the fungus Trichophyton rubrum and others …   Wiktionary

  • jock itch — /ˈdʒɒk ɪtʃ/ (say jok ich) noun Colloquial tinea of the groin. Also, crotch rot …  

  • itch — {{Roman}}I.{{/Roman}} noun ADJECTIVE ▪ slight ▪ jock (AmE, informal) ▪ The fungi that cause jock itch thrive in warm, moist places. ▪ seven year (informal, humorous) …   Collocations dictionary

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