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jock itch Syllabification: jock itch

Definition of jock itch in English:


North American informal
A fungal infection of the groin area.
Example sentences
  • Ringworm of the groin is called tinea cruris or jock itch.
  • Also called tinea cruris, jock itch is closely related to other skin conditions with similar names.
  • There are several common superficial fungal infections and jock itch is one of them.


1970s: jock from jockstrap.

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