Simple Definition of tickle
: to try to make (someone) laugh by lightly touching a very sensitive part of the body with your fingers, a feather, etc.
: to have or cause a slightly uncomfortable feeling on a part of your body
: to please or amuse (someone or something)
Full Definition of tickle
tick·ledtick·ling play \-k(ə-)liŋ\
2 : to touch (as a body part) lightly so as to excite the surface nerves and cause uneasiness, laughter, or spasmodic movements
3 : to touch or stir gently <a pianist tickling the ivories>
1 : to have a tingling or prickling sensation <my back tickles>
2 : to excite the surface nerves to prickle
Examples of tickle
Her little brother screamed with laughter as she tickled him.
The tag on the sweater tickled his neck.
My nose started to tickle.
Don't touch me there; it tickles.
We were tickled by the invitation.
The idea of going to the party tickled her.
Origin of tickle
Middle English tikelen; akin to Old English tinclian to tickle
First Known Use: 14th century
First Known Use of tickle
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