tickle (verb) past tense: tickled LISTEN
Tickle means ‘to touch lightly with the fingers or a feather to cause a tingling sensation.’
- It tickles Sandy's feet when she gets a pedicure.
- When Grandpa kisses Becca, his mustache tickles her.
Tickle also means ‘to poke a sensitive part of the body to cause laughter.’
- The dad hugs his daughter and tickles her when he gets home from work.
tickled pink: greatly pleased. Example: “Jill was tickled pink that her friends remembered her birthday.”
tickle someone’s fancy: to appeal to someone. Example: “That joke just tickled my fancy.”
ticklish: sensitive to tickling. Example: “The little girl is ticklish, so be careful when you wash her feet.”
In pop culture
Tickle Me is a 1965 movie about Elvis and some beautiful guests at a dude ranch (a ranch for tourists). At the end of this trailer they say, “Gags (jokes) that’ll tickle you, gals that’ll tickle you, hit tunes that’ll tickle you.”