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From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishitchyitch‧y /ˈɪtʃi/ ●○○ adjective (comparative itchier, superlative itchiest)  1 FEEL HOT/COLD/TIRED ETCif part of your body is itchy, it feels slightly unpleasant and you want to rub it with your nails My eyes sometimes get red and itchy in the summer. an itchy rash2 FEEL HOT/COLD/TIRED ETCif clothes are itchy, they make your skin feel slightly unpleasant, so that you want to rub your skin with your nails syn scratchy These tights are all itchy.3 WANTwanting to go somewhere new or do something different He’s had that job now for about eight years, and he’s starting to get itchy. I’ve only been back home for a few months and I’ve already got itchy feet (=the desire to go somewhere new).4 itchy fingersitchiness noun [uncountable]
Examples from the Corpus
itchyI feel terrible and my eyes are itchy.Even when all sign of life had gone I kept on feeling itchy.Two years later, however, Mark found himself feeling itchy again.You may also have a dry irritating cough, a sore throat and a runny, itchy nose.Sometimes nurses tied down the arms of children who insisted on ripping off the thick, itchy rags.It may also appear on other parts of the body in the form of an itchy rash known as ringworm.an itchy sweaterThey are so itchy that I scratch myself hard.Enlarged lymph nodes; light sweat and low fever; can be itchy when warm.itchy feetThis cold weather is giving me itchy feet.Armchair travellers will be riveted to their seats while the more adventurous will get itchy feet.I always get itchy feet at this time of year, in the spring.
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