itchy

[ich-ee]
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Origin of itchy

1520–30; itch, + -y1; compare Old English giccig (rare) purulent, putrid
Related formsitch·i·ness, 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

itchiness in Medicine

itchy

[ĭchē]
adj.
  1. Having or causing an itching sensation.
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