[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+)


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