Definition of ticklish adjective from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//ˈtɪklɪʃ//
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈtɪklɪʃ//
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  1. 1(of a person) sensitive to being tickled Are you ticklish?
  2. 2(informal) (of a situation or problem) difficult to deal with, and possibly embarrassing synonym awkward
  3. 3(of a cough) that irritates your throat a dry ticklish cough
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: ticklish