Definition of pinkeye in English:

Share this entry


Pronunciation: /ˈpiNGkˌī/


1Conjunctivitis in humans and some livestock.
Example sentences
  • The daycare has gently reminded me that pink eye is a stay-at-home-sickness which usually lasts about a week.
  • By her own admission, she's already given everyone pink eye.
  • Touching your eye with germy fingers is a great way to get a cold or nasty eye infection such as pink eye.
2A viral disease of horses, symptoms of which include fever, spontaneous abortion, and redness of the eyes.
  • The virus belongs to the genus Arterivirus.
Example sentences
  • The horse disease known as "pink eye" has at last reached this city, and is causing the street railroad company especially a great deal of inconvenience.
  • The medicine is successfully used with quick healing results for Pink Eye and conjunctivitis in horses and cattle.
  • Pink eye in horses is more serious than in humans and can easily lead to blindness.

For editors and proofreaders

Syllabification: pink·eye

Share this entry

What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?

Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.