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itchy Line breaks: itchy
Pronunciation: /ˈɪtʃi/

Definition of itchy in English:

adjective (itchier, itchiest)

Having or causing an itch: dry, itchy skin an itchy rash
More example sentences
  • It causes a red, itchy rash on the skin that appears first on the abdomen or back and face and then spreads to other parts of the body.
  • Prickly heat is a very itchy red skin rash, causing a prickling or burning feeling.
  • She says she has been feeling weak and giddy and has developed a widespread itchy skin rash.


have (or get) itchy feet
informal Have or develop a strong urge to travel or move from place to place: she’s getting itchy feet I have permanently itchy feet
More example sentences
  • Terry then had itchy feet again and moved to Perth.
  • You may have a tendency to get itchy feet at times and need change and travel.
  • I had just qualified and I suppose I had itchy feet.


Pronunciation: /ˈɪtʃɪnəs/
Example sentences
  • O'Connor said the classic symptom is itchiness.
  • Some students complained that they suffered from itchiness.
  • But that fashion edge may come at the price of itchiness and skin rashes, a Consumer Council product trial has found.

Words that rhyme with itchy

bitchy, kitschy, pitchy, Richie, titchy, twitchy
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