: 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

Word History

First Known Use

1968, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of touchy-feely was in 1968

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Cite this Entry

“Touchy-feely.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/touchy-feely. Accessed 7 Dec. 2022.

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