Definition of tick fever in US English:

tick fever


  • Any fever transmitted by the bite of a tick.

    • ‘‘My son has tick fever,’ Ben shouted to the crowd.’
    • ‘In many areas of Africa, tick fever is prevalent.’
    • ‘An epidemic of tick fever in the late nineteenth century forced cattle raisers to seek public assistance in eradicating the disease.’
    • ‘Some species can transmit Lyme disease, Rocky Mountain spotted fever, tularemia, and Colorado tick fever.’
    • ‘Another possibility is that Clark contracted tick fever, a zoonotic infection.’


tick fever

/tik ˈfēvər/