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PronunciationEdit

Etymology 1Edit

From Middle English ecchinge, ȝitchinge, ʒicchinde, ʒichande (also unassibilated as yckyng), from Old English ġiċċende (itching), from Proto-Germanic *jukjandz, present participle of Proto-Germanic *jukjaną (to itch), equivalent to itch +‎ -ing.

VerbEdit

itching

  1. present participle of itch

Etymology 2Edit

From Middle English icchynge, ichynge, ycchenge, yecchyng, ʒicchunge (also unassibilated as ʒykynge), equivalent to itch +‎ -ing.

NounEdit

itching (plural itchings)

  1. A sensation that itches.
    • 1856, Forbes Winslow, The Journal of Psychological Medicine and Mental Pathology (page 71)
      Itchings, hitherto unknown, are felt all over the body, and render my skin sometimes painfully tender, sometimes quite benumbed, as if it were dead.