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itch

intj. [probably a softening of bitch!] an ex-clamation of surprise or pain or an incitement to fight. = ETCH (Black)

—adj. [from the general tendency of Cr. adj. and v. to merge; cf. STINK foul-smelling] itchy: 1954 "Sandfly. . .biting my shoulder" he said, "That give me damn many to feel itch" (Crowley 223).

Tags: adjective, euphemism, interjection, merger

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Last update: 2010-10-28 02:21
Author: Holm and Shilling, DBE, 1982
Revision: 1.0

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