jock itch

noun

Definition of jock itch

First Known Use of jock itch

1950, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for jock itch

jock entry 1

Keep scrolling for more

Learn More about jock itch

Time Traveler for jock itch

Time Traveler

The first known use of jock itch was in 1950

See more words from the same year

Statistics for jock itch

Cite this Entry

“Jock itch.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/jock%20itch. Accessed 10 Jul. 2020.

Keep scrolling for more

More Definitions for jock itch

jock itch

noun
\ ˈjäk- How to pronounce jock itch (audio) \

Medical Definition of jock itch

: ringworm of the crotch : tinea cruris

called also jockey itch

More from Merriam-Webster on jock itch

Rhyming Dictionary: Words that rhyme with jock itch

Comments on jock itch

What made you want to look up jock itch? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

See Definitions and Examples »

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Test Your Vocabulary

Words for Summer: A Quiz

  • a closeup of a sunflower
  • Which of the following words means “of or relating to summer”?
Spell It

Can you spell these 10 commonly misspelled words?

TAKE THE QUIZ
Dictionary Devil

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ
Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!