[ich-ee] /ˈɪtʃ i/
adjective, itchier, itchiest.
having or causing an sensation.
characterized by .
Old English giccig; see itch + -y (2). Figurative itchy palm is attested by 1590s. Related: Itchiness.
itchy itch·y (ĭch’ē)
adj. itch·i·er, itch·i·est
Having or causing an itching sensation.
Eager; restless; antsy (1940s+)
- Itchy feet
noun phrase The desire to travel: been six months, getting itchy feet (1943+)
- Itchy palm
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.