That feather tickles.
An example of tickle is to tell a hysterical joke.
An example of tickle is to lightly rub someone's arm and make him laugh.
My nose tickles, and I'm going to sneeze!
An example of a tickle is the feeling of the bottom of the foot being tickled.
An example of a tickle is a scratchy throat that causes a cough during a cold.
A throat that tickles.
I have a persistent tickle in my throat.
- Very pleased; delighted:.I was tickled pink by the compliment.
Idioms and Phrasal Verbs
Origin of tickle
- Middle English tikelen perhaps frequentative of ticken to touch lightly
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
- Middle English tikelen, related to Old English tinclian (“to tickle"). Cognate with North Frisian "tigele" (Hallig dialect), and "tiikle" (Amrum dialect).