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Thursday, June 23, 2016

Definitions for rib-tickling

  1. very amusing; funny or hilarious: a book of rib-tickling stories.

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Citations for rib-tickling
Oldmixon was a rotund, hearty man, with a booming voice, red face and the habit of clapping his equals on the back and regaling them with stories that he considered rib-tickling but whose point his listeners usually failed to catch … James Michener, Caribbean, 1989
At the Shakespeare Theater of New Jersey, Sheridan’s rib-tickling skewering of romantic love, marriage, class and wealth has an extremely funny Mrs. Malaprop in the person of Monique Fowler. Naomi Siegel, "It's Point, Counterpoint in a Comedy That Rocks," New York Times, August 13, 2006
Origin of rib-tickling
1935-1940
Rib-tickling entered English in the early 1800s.