[ rib-tik-ling ]
/ ˈrɪbˌtɪk lɪŋ /
very amusing; funny or hilarious: a book of rib-tickling stories.
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Origin of rib-tickling
First recorded in 1935–40
Related formsrib-tick·ler, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for rib-tickler (1 of 2)
a very amusing joke or story
British Dictionary definitions for rib-tickler (2 of 2)
very amusing; causing laughter
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