tickled

tickled
UK [ˈtɪk(ə)ld] / US adjective informal
1) pleased
tickled pink (= very pleased):

She was tickled pink that you called.

2) if you are tickled, you think something is funny

English dictionary. 2014.

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  • tickled — adj. (colloq.) (esp. AE) happy 1) tickled to + inf. (they would be tickled to come to the party) 2) tickled that + clause (we re tickled that you ll be at our party) 3) (misc.) tickled pink/silly ( very much pleased ) * * * (misc.) tickled… …   Combinatory dictionary

  • Tickled — Tickle Tic kle, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Tickled}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Tickling}.] [Perhaps freq. of tick to beat; pat; but cf. also AS. citelian to tickle, D. kittelen, G. kitzlen, OHG. chizzil[=o]n, chuzzil[=o]n, Icel. kitla. Cf. {Kittle}, v. t.] 1.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • tickled — tick|led [ tıkld ] adjective INFORMAL 1. ) pleased: tickled pink (=very pleased): She was tickled pink that you called. 2. ) if you are tickled, you think something is funny …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • tickled — Synonyms and related words: amused, attracted, cathectic, charmed, comfortable, concerned, content, contented, cozy, curious, delighted, diverted, easy, entertained, enthusiastic, eupeptic, euphoric, excited, exhilarated, fascinated, favorably… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • tickled pink — see ↑tickle • • • Main Entry: ↑pink tickled pink informal : very happy or amused I was tickled pink to see her. • • • Main Entry: ↑tickle …   Useful english dictionary

  • tickled pink — If you are very pleased about something, you are tickled pink …   The small dictionary of idiomes

  • tickled a th’ sere — (Shakespeare) Ready to go off ● sear …   Useful english dictionary

  • Tickled Pink — Inside TV Land: Tickled Pink , an hour long special which aired multiple times during July, 2006, chronicled television shows that homosexuals have identified with over the years. The show featured such entertainers as Richard Andreoli, Kelsey… …   Wikipedia

  • tickled pink —    If you are very pleased about something, you are tickled pink.    If something tickles you pink, it amuses you.   (Dorking School Dictionary)    ***    If you are tickled pink, you are very pleased about something.     My dad was tickled pink… …   English Idioms & idiomatic expressions

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