Definition of Kittle

1. v. i. To bring forth young, as a cat; to kitten; to litter.



2. v. t. To tickle.

3. a. Ticklish; not easily managed; troublesome; difficult; variable.

Definition of Kittle

1. Verb. (transitive Scotland and Northern England) To tickle, to touch lightly. ¹

2. Adjective. (Scotland and Northern England) Ticklish. ¹

3. Adjective. (Scotland and Northern England) Not easily managed; troublesome; difficult; variable. ¹

4. Verb. (intransitive zoology Scotland and Northern England) To bring forth young, as a cat; to kitten; to litter. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Kittle

1. ticklish [v -TLED, -TLING, -TLES] - See also: ticklish

Medical Definition of Kittle

1. To bring forth young, as a cat; to kitten; to litter. Origin: Cf. Kit a kitten. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Kittle

kittening
kittenish
kittenishly
kittenishness
kittenishnesses
kittenlike
kittens
kitteny
kittereen
kittie
kitties
kitting
kitting out
kittiwake
kittiwakes
kittle (current term)
kittled
kittler
kittles
kittlest
kittlier
kittliest
kittling
kittlish
kittly
kittul
kittuls
kitty-cat
kitty-cats

Literary usage of Kittle

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1. South Eastern Reporter by West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals, West Publishing Company, South Carolina Supreme Court (1911)
"kittle et al. {Supreme Court of Appeals of West Virginia. ... Action by the First National Bank of Phil- Ippi against Mary D. kittle and others. ..."

2. Reports of Cases Argued and Determined in the Court of Common Pleas for the by Charles Patrick Daly (1880)
"kittle v. kittle. HARRIET 0. kittle, Plaintiff, against CHARLES A. kittle, Defendant [SPECIAL TERM.] (Decided April 22d, 1878.) The courts of this State ..."

3. Handy-book of Literary Curiosities by William Shepard Walsh (1892)
"word kittle, to puzzle or perplex. " A kittle of fish" is also suggestive ... If the pulleys get out of order, it is called a "kittle of fish/* but why one ..."

4. An Etymological Dictionary of the Scottish Language: To which is Prefixed, a by John Jamieson (1880)
"But for yon I'll do u kittle t deed, f«r ГЦ steal an aold ... Thus it is usual to speak of kittle word» or ET«r be read believed it true ; Bavin' chapters ..."

5. Jamieson's Dictionary of the Scottish Language: In which the Words are by John Jamieson, John Johnstone (1867)
"To kittle, vn To be generated in the imagination or affections, ... To kittle up, i- n. Applied to the wind, when it rises so as to ..."

6. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable: Giving the Derivation, Source, Or Origin of by Ebenezer Cobham Brewer (1898)
"kittle of Fish. A pretty kittle of fish. A pretty muddle, a bad job. Corruption of " kiddle of ..."

7. A Complete Word and Phrase Concordance to the Poems and Songs of Robert by J. B. Reid (1889)
"But yet despite the kittle kimmer. The Brigs of Ayr. /o. To paint an angel's kittle wark ... SV 1 kittle up my rustic reed ; It gies me ease. To W. Simpson. ..."

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