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itchy

itch·y

itchy

pronunciation:
I chi
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part of speech: adjective
inflections: itchier, itchiest
definition 1: having or causing an itching sensation.
My skin becomes itchy in the winter when it's dry.It's a nice wool sweater, but it's rather itchy.The child broke out in an itchy rash.She has several itchy mosquito bites on her legs.
definition 2: nervously eager, desirous, or apprehensive.
derivation: itchiness (n.)
Word Parts
The word itchy contains the following part:
-y1, -ey Old English adjective-forming suffix that means characterized by; full of; tending to
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The suffix -y1, -ey attaches to nouns and a few verbs to form adjectives.