Pronunciation: (ich'ing), [key]
1. of, pertaining to, or characterized by an irritating sensation of the skin.
2. of, pertaining to, or having a longing or desire to do or have something: An itching public anxiously awaits her announcement.
3. characterized by restlessness or the desire for adventure or activity: an itching impulse to travel.
4. characterized by the desire to grasp; grasping; an itching palm open for a bribe.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.