trout tickling

[ trout-tik-ling ]

  1. the practice of stroking a trout’s underbelly with one’s fingers until it goes into a trancelike state, after which the fish can be taken from the water and tossed onto land: often contested as more mythical than actual, the practice has been written of and embellished on since ancient times: She was an old poacher who showed us the art of trout tickling and literally saved us from starvation.

Origin of trout tickling

First recorded in Englsh before 1600

Other words from trout tickling

  • trout tick·ler, noun

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