Definition of itch noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//ɪtʃ//
    ; NAmE NAmE//ɪtʃ//
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  1. 1[countable, usually singular] an uncomfortable feeling on your skin that makes you want to scratch yourself to get/have an itch
  2. 2[singular] itch (to do something) (informal) a strong desire to do something She has an itch to travel. the creative itch
  3. Word OriginOld English gycce (noun), gyccan (verb), of West Germanic origin; related to Dutch jeuk (noun) and Dutch jeuken, German jucken (verb).Idioms (informal, humorous) the desire for new sexual experience that is thought to be felt after seven years of marriage
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