Definition of charley horse noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary


charley horse

BrE BrE//ˈtʃɑːli hɔːs//
; NAmE NAmE//ˈtʃɑːrli hɔːrs//
[usually singular] (North American English, informal)
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= cramp Ow! I just got a charley horse in my leg. Word Originlate 19th cent.: of unknown origin.
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