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adjective, tick·li·er, tick·li·est.
  1. ticklish.
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Origin of tickly

First recorded in 1520–30; tickle + -y1
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Examples from the Web for tickly

Historical Examples of tickly

  • She hid her face on his breast against his tickly coat, and cried.

    Life and Death of Harriett Frean

    May Sinclair

  • They bite off and reject the head, and eat the tickly acid body with keen relish.

  • And Thad, do I have to give up these nice clean sheets; and crawl in between the folds of a nasty, rough, tickly blanket?

  • Valerie doesn't dream what it is, and while she's talking, keeps trying to brush off the tickly thing.

  • A delicious drowsiness crept all over Bobby till his eyelids went all tickly and prickly and he rubbed both fists into them.