adjective, ticklier, tickliest.

1520–30; tickle + -y1

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tickle (ˈtɪkəl)
1.  to touch, stroke, or poke (a person, part of the body, etc) so as to produce pleasure, laughter, or a twitching sensation
2.  (tr) to excite pleasurably; gratify
3.  (tr) to delight or entertain (often in the phrase tickle one's fancy)
4.  (intr) to itch or tingle
5.  (tr) to catch (a fish, esp a trout) by grasping it with the hands and gently moving the fingers into its gills
6.  informal tickle pink, tickle to death to please greatly: he was tickled pink to be elected president
7.  a sensation of light stroking or itching
8.  the act of tickling
9.  (Canadian) (in the Atlantic Provinces) a narrow strait
[C14: related to Old English tinclian, Old High German kizziton, Old Norse kitla, Latin titillāre to titillate]

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