tick·​ler | \ ˈti-k(ə-)lər How to pronounce tickler (audio) \

Definition of tickler

1 : a person or device that tickles
2 : a device for jogging the memory specifically : a file that serves as a reminder and is arranged to bring matters to timely attention

Examples of tickler in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web All of our olfactory ticklers stay lit during store hours, giving our customers a unique and nauseating olfactory experience! Lauren Spinabelli, The New Yorker, 10 Aug. 2019 Walker: To leave ea tickler as people listen to our stuff to try to scare them more with that. Gil Kaufman, Billboard, 30 Apr. 2018 For the next four years, the Frederick fret-tickler toured the world backing Frankie Valli. John Kelly, Washington Post, 6 Feb. 2018 Air blasts, motion platforms, and other sensory ticklers also help add to the trickery. Arthur Levine, USA TODAY, 23 Jan. 2018 Well, on the field, the Rapids were brutal when their coach had that righteous tickler, and the coach decided to eliminate it. Jim Reineking, USA TODAY, 27 June 2017 The Shrek 4-D theater, which opened in 2003, features motion seats that tilt and vibrate with special effects that include air blasts, water misters and leg ticklers. Brady Macdonald, latimes.com, 5 June 2017 See More

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First Known Use of tickler

1680, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Tickler.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/tickler. Accessed 24 Jun. 2022.

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