variants or less commonly fairntickle
plural -s
chiefly Scottish
ferntickled adjective
or less commonly fairntickled

Word History


Middle English ferntikel, ferntikill, from fern + -tikel, -tikill, probably from Latin -ticula (as in lenticula lentil, group of freckles)

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“Ferntickle.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/ferntickle. Accessed 7 Dec. 2023.

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