touchy-feely

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adjective \ ˌtə-chē-ˈfē-lē \

Definition of touchy-feely

:characterized by or encouraging interpersonal touching especially in the free expression of emotions
  • touchy-feely therapy
; also :openly or excessively emotional and personal
  • gets all touchy-feely with his adoring fans

First Known Use of touchy-feely

1968


TOUCHY-FEELY Defined for English Language Learners

touchy-feely

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Definition of touchy-feely for English Language Learners

  • : very emotional and personal : tending to show emotions very openly



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