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kittle

verb kit·tle \ ˈki-tᵊl \

Definition of kittle

kittled; kittling play \ˈkit-liŋ, ˈki-tᵊl-iŋ\
transitive verb
1 chiefly Scotland :tickle
2 chiefly Scotland :perplex

Origin and Etymology of kittle

Middle English (northern dialect) kytyllen


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kittle

adjective

Definition of kittle

chiefly Scotland

First Known Use of kittle

1568


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