athlete's foot

noun

Definition of athlete's foot

: ringworm of the feet

Examples of athlete's foot in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Other common fungal infections, such as athlete's foot caused by ringworm and coccidioidomycosis lung infections, also occur in parts of the body where lettuce has no presence. Daniel Funke, USA TODAY, 5 Nov. 2021 There's also athlete's foot and plantar warts from the pool. Cat Quinn, refinery29.com, 29 Aug. 2021 There's also athlete's foot and plantar warts from the pool. Cat Quinn, refinery29.com, 29 Aug. 2021 Dermatophytic fungi, such as those that cause athlete's foot, can cause infections in cuts or sensitive skin. Ada Wood, CNN, 2 Oct. 2021 There's also athlete's foot and plantar warts from the pool. Cat Quinn, refinery29.com, 29 Aug. 2021 There's also athlete's foot and plantar warts from the pool. Cat Quinn, refinery29.com, 29 Aug. 2021 There's also athlete's foot and plantar warts from the pool. Cat Quinn, refinery29.com, 29 Aug. 2021 The cooler outer surfaces of our bodies are at risk of minor assaults—think of athlete's foot, yeast infections, ringworm—but in people with healthy immune systems, invasive infections have been rare. Maryn Mckenna, Scientific American, 19 May 2021

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First Known Use of athlete's foot

1928, in the meaning defined above

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11 Nov 2021

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“Athlete's foot.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/athlete%27s%20foot. Accessed 1 Dec. 2021.

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athlete's foot

noun

English Language Learners Definition of athlete's foot

: a condition in which the skin between and around the toes cracks and peels

athlete's foot

noun

Kids Definition of athlete's foot

: a fungus infection of the foot marked by blisters, itching, and cracks between and under the toes

athlete's foot

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ath·​lete's foot | \ ˌath-ˌlēts- How to pronounce athlete's foot (audio) \

Medical Definition of athlete's foot

: ringworm of the feet

called also tinea pedis

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