ground itch



a disease of the skin of the feet, caused by penetration of hookworm larvae, characterized by a blisterlike eruption and itching.

Origin of ground itch

An Americanism dating back to 1815–25 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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Historical Examples of ground itch

  • When this happens the parasite, in passing through the skin, produces the disease known as “ground-itch.”

    Health on the Farm

    H. F. Harris