Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English homepage

itchy

adjective
     
itch‧y comparative itchier, superlative itchiest
1 if 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 rash
2 if clothes are itchy, they make your skin feel slightly unpleasant, so that you want to rub your skin with your nails [= scratchy]:
These tights are all itchy.
3 wanting 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 fingers

informal someone with itchy fingers is likely to steal things:
I tucked the bills deep into my pocket, away from itchy fingers.
itchiness noun [uncountable]

Dictionary pictures of the day
Do you know what each of these is called?
What is the word for picture 1? What is the word for picture 2? What is the word for picture 3? What is the word for picture 4?
Click on any of the pictures above to find out what it is called.

Explore our topic dictionary