Definition of itchy in English:

itchy

adjective

  • Having or causing an itch.

    ‘dry, itchy skin’
    ‘an itchy rash’
    • ‘An itchy rash appears around the fifth day of the disease and can last from four to seven days.’
    • ‘She says she has been feeling weak and giddy and has developed a widespread itchy skin rash.’
    • ‘A common skin symptom of a food allergy is hives, or raised red itchy bumps on the skin.’
    • ‘You might scratch the skin because it is itchy due to eczema or psoriasis inside the ear.’
    • ‘At this stage, my clients informed me that there was no soap suitable for their red, sore, itchy skin.’
    • ‘The skin becomes intensely itchy, so much so that the patient cannot resist the urge to scratch.’
    • ‘The telltale sign is the appearance of itchy patches of skin that flake or crack.’
    • ‘Both the rash and blisters will be itchy and usually appear on the body and face first.’
    • ‘Other people report nosebleeds, itchy eyes, sore throats and headaches.’
    • ‘It can cause redness, discharge from the eye, swelling of the eyelid, and sore or itchy eyes.’
    • ‘Commonly the skin around the ankles is affected, becoming speckled, itchy and inflamed.’
    • ‘I sneeze uncontrollably, my eyes puff up and the back of my mouth gets swollen and itchy.’
    • ‘It causes a red, itchy rash on the skin that appears first on the abdomen or back and face and then spreads to other parts of the body.’
    • ‘Their bloodsucking bite can cause itchy red welts to appear on the skin of their victims.’
    • ‘Moisturising bath and shower products may help if your skin is dry or itchy.’
    • ‘Prickly heat is a very itchy red skin rash, causing a prickling or burning feeling.’
    • ‘I ate my dinner while he slept but then after dinner he woke up and was really itchy and had a full on rash all over his body.’
    • ‘Dry coughs occur when you have an itchy feeling in your throat.’
    • ‘My skin is rather itchy as the area really has been covered up since last December.’
    • ‘Head lice infection can cause an itchy head or neck, or a rash, which is often worse behind the ears or on the back of the neck.’
    swollen, puffed up
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Phrases

  • get (or have) itchy feet

    • informal Have or develop a strong urge to travel or move from place to place.

      • ‘My parents had itchy feet and we lived in about 12 different houses in eighteen years.’
      • ‘He had known for some time that Mills, who had been with the firm for 27 years, had itchy feet - as did a number of other senior directors.’
      • ‘Nonetheless by the mid-1990s Tyndall was getting itchy feet, as were several of his colleagues.’
      • ‘You may have a tendency to get itchy feet at times and need change and travel.’
      • ‘We've always had itchy feet but I can see us living our days out in Turkey.’
      • ‘Even now, after 4 or so years, I'm getting itchy feet.’
      • ‘I had just qualified and I suppose I had itchy feet.’
      • ‘Terry then had itchy feet again and moved to Perth.’
      • ‘Arriving home, retirement was once again on the cards, but six months into it, he again got itchy feet.’
      • ‘But then later she says, probably more honestly, that after six months she'd probably get itchy feet again.’

Pronunciation

itchy

/ˈiCHē//ˈɪtʃi/