Definition of jock itch in English:

jock itch

Line breaks: jock itch

noun

[mass noun] North American informal
  • A fungal infection of the groin area.
    More 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.

Origin

1970s: jock from jockstrap.

More definitions of jock itch

Definition of jock itch in:

Get more from Oxford Dictionaries

Subscribe to remove adverts and access premium resources

Word of the day coloratura
Pronunciation: ˌkɒlərəˈtjʊərə
noun
elaborate ornamentation of a vocal melody