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noun Pathology.
a contagious disease, caused by a fungus that thrives on moist surfaces; ringworm of the feet.
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Origin of athlete's foot

An Americanism dating back to 1925–30
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British Dictionary definitions for athlete's foot

athlete's foot

noun
a fungal infection of the skin of the foot, esp between the toes and on the solesTechnical name: tinea pedis
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Cultural definitions for athlete's foot

athlete's foot

An infection of the skin that usually attacks the feet, causing itching, peeling, and redness. Athlete's foot is caused by a kind of fungus that thrives in damp places.

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