tickle someone's fancy

Definition of tickle someone's fancy


  1. :  to interest or attract someone Do you see anything on the menu that tickles your fancy?

Word by Word Definitions

  1. :  to excite or stir up agreeably :  please

    :  to provoke to laughter or merriment :  amuse

    :  to touch (a body part, a person, etc.) lightly so as to excite the surface nerves and cause uneasiness, laughter, or spasmodic movements

  1. :  the act of tickling

    :  a tickling sensation

    :  something that tickles

  1. :  some person :  somebody

  1. :  to have a fancy (see 2fancy 1) for :  like

    :  to form a conception of :  imagine

    :  to believe mistakenly or without evidence

  1. :  a liking formed by caprice rather than reason :  inclination

    :  amorous fondness :  love

    :  notion, whim

  1. :  dependent or based on fancy :  whimsical

    :  not plain :  ornamental

    :  swank, posh

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to criticize severely

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