Definition of Tourette’s syndrome noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary


Tourette’s syndrome

BrE BrE//tuˈrets sɪndrəʊm//
; NAmE NAmE//tuˈrets sɪndroʊm//
[uncountable] (medical)
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a disorder of the nerves in which a person makes a lot of small movements and sounds that they cannot control, including using swear words Word Originlate 19th cent.: named after Gilles de la Tourette (1857–1904), French neurologist.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: Tourette’s syndrome