Also, itching palm. A desire for money, greed; also, wanting a bribe. For example, The porter has an itchy palm; he wants a big tip, or The mayor was known for his itchy palm. This expression alludes to placing money in the palm of the hand. [ Late 1500s ]
abbreviation 1. Intertropical Convergence Zone Intertropical Convergence Zone
[it-ee-uh, ahy-tee-uh] /ˈɪt i ə, ˈaɪ ti ə/ noun 1. any tree or shrub belonging to the genus Itea, of the saxifrage family, having simple, alternate leaves and clusters of small, greenish-white flowers, as the Virginia willow, I. virginica.
[ee-tel-men] /ˌi tɛlˈmɛn/ noun 1. a member of a small group of Paleo-Asiatic people inhabiting the Kamchatka peninsula in eastern Siberia. 2. the Chukotian language of the Itelmen people.
[noun, verb ahy-tuh m; adverb ahy-tem] /noun, verb ˈaɪ təm; adverb ˈaɪ tɛm/ noun 1. a separate article or particular: 50 items on the list. 2. a separate piece of information or news, as a short piece in a newspaper or broadcast. 3. Slang. something suitable for a news paragraph or as a topic of […]