Best Moment: When Galifianakis attempts to make Cera tickle his thigh (with disappointing results).
The interview ends in a dance party giggle-fit of “tickle Me Elmo” proportions.
Massa said the tickle fight broke out in honor of his 50th birthday.
And like a tickle in the throat before a cough or the awful urge to sneeze, it comes: the morbid desire to stare at the shame.
Because we have all felt that little tug, tickle, or impulse to be antiseptically and impersonally naughty?
He snorted and jerked his head as the acrid fumes began to tickle his nostrils and smart his eyes.
Ingrow shrilled, “tickle him, prick him, pink him till he drinks!”
That it does not tickle your ears, cling to your memory, and haunt you as a theme in music haunts a composer?
It was as if some feather of thought had begun to tickle him.
If Mr. Ormond and Captain Butler must tickle sword-points one day, that is no cause for dolorous looks or hot words--no!
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.