If you're itchy, you've got a rash or a spot on your skin that you really want to scratch. Mosquito bites are notoriously itchy, and the least fun thing about summer time.

Poison ivy, hives, bug bites, sunburn, lice — all of these things make you itchy, and it might even make you feel itchy just to think about them. A figurative way to be itchy is to be antsy or restless, and if someone has "itchy feet," it means they like to roam or travel, staying on the move. If, on the other hand, they have "itchy palms," they can't be trusted not to steal things.

Definitions of itchy
  1. adjective
    causing an irritating cutaneous sensation; being affect with an itch
    “he had an itchy toe from the mosquito bite”
    causing physical or psychological pain
  2. adjective
    nervous and unable to relax
    synonyms: antsy, fidgety, fretful
    in or of a state of physical or nervous tension
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