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kittle

[kit-l] /ˈkɪt l/
verb (used with object), kittled, kittling.
1.
to tickle with the fingers; agitate or stir, as with a spoon.
2.
to excite or rouse (a person), especially by flattery or strong words.
adjective, kittler, kittlest.
3.
ticklish; fidgety.
4.
requiring skill or caution; precarious.
Origin
late Old English
1475-1485
1475-85; earlier kytylle, ketil (compare Middle English kitellinge (gerund), late Old English kitelung); cognate with Middle High German kützeln; akin to Old Norse kitla, German kitzeln to tickle
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kittle

/ˈkɪtəl/
adjective
1.
capricious and unpredictable
verb
2.
to be troublesome or puzzling to (someone)
3.
to tickle
Word Origin
C16: probably from Old Norse kitla to tickle
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