Levin wanted to know whether she pinched McDonough or tickled him.
The one thing that may have tickled them more was when Mitch McConnell showed up on stage brandishing a rifle.
This potential use seems to have tickled the imaginations of many, many bitcoin fanciers.
early 14c. (intransitive) "to be thrilled or tingling," of uncertain origin, possibly a frequentative form of tick (2) in its older sense of "to touch." The Old English form was tinclian. Some suggest a metathesis of kittle (Middle English kytyllen), from Dutch kietelen, from a common North Sea Germanic word for "to tickle" (cf. Old Norse kitla, Old High German kizzilon, German kitzeln).
Meaning "to excite agreeably" (late 14c.) is a translation of Latin titillare. Meaning "to touch lightly so as to cause a peculiar and uneasy sensation" is recorded from late 14c.; that of "to poke or touch so as to excite laughter" is from early 15c.; figurative sense of "to excite, amuse" is attested from 1680s. Related: Tickled; tickling. The noun is recorded from 1801.
: The sergeant reported that all was tickety-booadverb
Very well; splendidly: Weitz's report just after liftoff that ''everything's going ticketyboo so far'' (WWII British armed forces)
[origin uncertain; perhaps fr the ticket; more likely fr the slightly earlier Royal Air Force tiggerty boo in the same sense, fr Hindi teega plus unexplained but euphonious boo]
Exactly what is wanted: That's the ticket, my dear, at last
[1838+; perhaps fr the winning ticket in a lottery, a race, etc]