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kittle

[ kit-l ]
/ ˈkɪt l /
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verb (used with object), kit·tled, kit·tling.
to tickle with the fingers; agitate or stir, as with a spoon.
to excite or rouse (a person), especially by flattery or strong words.
adjective, kit·tler, kit·tlest.
ticklish; fidgety.
requiring skill or caution; precarious.
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Origin of kittle

1475–85; earlier kytylle, ketil (compare Middle English kitellinge (gerund), late Old English kitelung); cognate with Middle High German kützeln; akin to Old Norse kitla,German kitzeln to tickle
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British Dictionary definitions for kittle

kittle
/ (ˈkɪtəl) Scot /

adjective
capricious and unpredictable
verb
to be troublesome or puzzling to (someone)
to tickle

Word Origin for kittle

C16: probably from Old Norse kitla to tickle
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