One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
nounmass nounNorth American
A fungal infection of the groin area.
- ‘Frequent yeast infections, such as jock itch, athlete's foot and toenail fungus, are a third indication.’
- ‘The fungi that cause jock itch and related problems thrive in warm moist places.’
- ‘Tinea cruris, the infection that causes jock itch, is on the way.’
- ‘I liked your article on relieving jock itch by using Cetaphil skin cleanser.’
- ‘Ringworm of the groin is called tinea cruris or jock itch.’
- ‘In teenagers, it goes into the groin and causes jock itch and sometimes to the body, causing ringworm.’
- ‘Drugs used to treat athlete's foot or jock itch can fight the fungus.’
- ‘Cornstarch-based GSE-containing powder fights athlete's foot and jock itch without the risks of talc, which is linked to cervical and lung cancers.’
- ‘Readers report success against dandruff and smelly feet as well as 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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