itchy

[ ich-ee ]
/ ˈɪtʃ i /

adjective, itch·i·er, itch·i·est.

having or causing an itching sensation.
characterized by itching.

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Origin of itchy

1520–30; itch, + -y1; compare Old English giccig (rare) purulent, putrid

OTHER WORDS FROM itchy

itch·i·ness, noun
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Medical definitions for itchy

itchy
[ ĭchē ]

adj.

Having or causing an itching sensation.
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