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Definition of Itch


  1. To have an uneasy sensation in the skin, which inclines the person to scratch the part affected.
  2. To have a constant desire or teasing uneasiness; to long for; as, itching ears.
  3. An eruption of small, isolated, acuminated vesicles, produced by the entrance of a parasitic mite (the Sarcoptes scabei), and attended with itching. It is transmissible by contact.
  4. Any itching eruption.
  5. A sensation in the skin occasioned (or resembling that occasioned) by the itch eruption; -- called also scabies, psora, etc.
  6. A constant irritating desire.

Itch Quotations

I base most of my fashion taste on what doesn't itch.
Gilda Radner

Happiness is having a scratch for every itch.
Ogden Nash

Sex is a momentary itch, love never lets you go.
Kingsley Amis

Writing is like a 'lust,' or like 'scratching when you itch.' Writing comes as a result of a very strong impulse, and when it does come, I, for one, must get it out.
C. S. Lewis

Marriage is a difficult project. When seven years have passed and all your body's cells have been replaced, you're meant to experience that seven-year itch.
Yoko Ono
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Itch Translations

itch in Dutch is kriebelen, krieuwelen, jeuken
itch in German is juckt, jucken, jucken
itch in Italian is prudere
itch in Swedish is skabb, klia
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