pink eye

noun
\ ˈpiŋk-ˌī How to pronounce pink eye (audio) \
variants: or pinkeye

Definition of pink eye

: conjunctivitis especially : contagious conjunctivitis typically caused by a virus or bacterium

Examples of pink eye in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Who could say no to these pretty-in-pink eye masks that target dark circles and dryness while simultaneously opening the heart chakra with their Reiki-charged rose quartz? Zoe Ruffner, Vogue, "19 Under-Eye Patches to Banish Puffiness Once and for All," 23 Dec. 2020 But plenty of other conditions can also cause the classic signs of pink eye. Sarah Jacoby, SELF, "Can Pink Eye Be a Symptom of COVID-19? The V.P. Debate Has People Wondering," 8 Oct. 2020 Not a roseola, not a pink eye or a rotavirus, not a hand, foot or mouth disease. Georgia Garvey, chicagotribune.com, "Column: Do better, then feel better, that’s my pandemic prescription," 7 Dec. 2020 And if enough people get pink eye, then there's a problem with the gym. Adrianna Rodriguez, USA TODAY, "Side effects from the COVID-19 vaccine means 'your body responded the way it's supposed to,' experts say," 4 Dec. 2020 Digital pharmacy firm Capsule has teamed up with Virtuwell, which helps serve more than one million patients with common conditions such as pink eye and sinus infections, among others, to create a joint digital care platform. Sy Mukherjee, Fortune, "The sad science of pandemic grief," 19 Nov. 2020 The study out of Wuhan, China shows some children infected with COVID-19 show eye symptoms, including pink eye. Leada Gore | Lgore@al.com, al, "Coronavirus update: Pink eye may be COVID-19 symptom in children," 28 Aug. 2020 To lift spirits, New York designer Batsheva used cheery pops of cyan and hot pink eye color to compliment her playful collection of polka-dot dresses and cool crochet cardigans. Darcel Rockett, chicagotribune.com, "The eyes have it: Eye makeup for the mask-wearing era that has pop," 30 Oct. 2020 So, yes, pink eye can be a COVID-19 symptom in rare cases. Sarah Jacoby, SELF, "Can Pink Eye Be a Symptom of COVID-19? The V.P. Debate Has People Wondering," 8 Oct. 2020

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First Known Use of pink eye

1855, in the meaning defined above

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11 Jan 2021

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“Pink eye.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/pink%20eye. Accessed 17 Jan. 2021.

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More Definitions for pink eye

pinkeye

noun
pink·​eye | \ ˈpiŋk-ˌī How to pronounce pinkeye (audio) \

Kids Definition of pinkeye

: a contagious infection that causes the eye and inner part of the eyelid to become red and sore

pink eye

noun
variants: or pinkeye \ ˈpiŋ-​ˌkī How to pronounce pink eye (audio) \

Medical Definition of pink eye

: conjunctivitis especially : contagious conjunctivitis typically caused by a virus or bacterium

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