ferntickle

noun fern·tick·le
variants: or less commonly fairntickle \ˈfernˌtikəl\

Definition of ferntickle

plural -s
chiefly Scottish

ferntickled

or less commonly fairntickled \-kəld\ adjective

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Origin and Etymology of ferntickle

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


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