athlete's foot

noun

: ringworm of the feet

Examples of athlete's foot in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web This type is caused by dermatophytes, which also cause athlete's foot. Sarah Bradley, Health, 19 May 2024 Ways to prevent athlete's foot include:38 Change your shoes and socks regularly Wash your feet daily and dry them completely Wear flip-flops around community swimming pools, locker rooms, and showers Wear light, airy shoes and synthetic, moisture-wicking socks to keep your feet cool and dry 11. Karyn Repinski, Health, 19 Apr. 2024 Examples of fungal infections are yeast infections, jock itch, ringworm, and athlete's foot. Elizabeth Woolley, Verywell Health, 15 Apr. 2024 Most often, tea tree oil is used to treat athlete's foot, toenail fungal infections, and acne. Sherri Gordon, Verywell Health, 16 Feb. 2024 See all Example Sentences for athlete's foot 

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Word History

First Known Use

1928, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of athlete's foot was in 1928

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“Athlete's foot.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/athlete%27s%20foot. Accessed 25 Jul. 2024.

Kids Definition

athlete's foot

noun
: ringworm of the feet

Medical Definition

athlete's foot

noun
ath·​lete's foot ˌath-ˌlēts- How to pronounce athlete's foot (audio)
: ringworm of the feet

called also tinea pedis

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