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itchy

[ich-ee] /ˈɪtʃ i/
adjective, itchier, itchiest.
1.
having or causing an itching sensation.
2.
characterized by itching.
Origin
1520-1530
1520-30; itch, + -y1; compare Old English giccig (rare) purulent, putrid
Related forms
itchiness, noun
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Word Origin and History for itchiness

itchy

adj.

Old English giccig; see itch + -y (2). Figurative itchy palm is attested by 1590s. Related: Itchiness.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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itchiness in Medicine

itchy itch·y (ĭch'ē)
adj. itch·i·er, itch·i·est
Having or causing an itching sensation.

The American Heritage® Stedman's Medical Dictionary
Copyright © 2002, 2001, 1995 by Houghton Mifflin Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Company.
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Slang definitions & phrases for itchiness

itchy

adjective

Eager; restless; antsy (1940s+)


The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
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