- itch|y [ˈıtʃi] adj comparative itchier superlative itchiest1.) if part of your body is itchy, it feels slightly unpleasant and you want to rub it with your nails▪ My eyes sometimes get red and itchy in the summer.▪ an itchy rash2.) if clothes are itchy, they make your skin feel slightly unpleasant, so that you want to rub your skin with your nails= ↑scratchy▪ These tights are all itchy.3.) wanting to go somewhere new or do something different▪ He's had that job now for about eight years, and he's starting to get itchy .▪ I've only been back home for a few months and I've already got itchy feet (=the desire to go somewhere new) .4.) itchy fingers informalsomeone with itchy fingers is likely to steal things▪ I tucked the bills deep into my pocket, away from itchy fingers.>itchiness n [U]
Dictionary of contemporary English. 2013.