itchy

/ˈɪtʃi/ (say 'ichee)

adjective (itchier, itchiest)
1. having an itching sensation.
2. of the nature of itching.
3. Singaporean and Malaysian English Colloquial forward; teasing; flirtatious.
phrase
4. an itchy palm, Colloquial
a. a grasping disposition; greed.
b. a willingness to take bribes.
5. have an itchy palm, Colloquial to be expecting to receive a sum of money. {Phrase Origin: from the superstition that to have an itching palm meant that one was about to receive money}
6. have itchy feet, to have the desire to travel.
itchiness, noun

Australian English dictionary. 2014.

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