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touchy Meaning, Definition & Usage

  1. adjective satellite quick to take offense
    thin-skinned; huffy; feisty.
  2. adjective satellite difficult to handle; requiring great tact
    delicate; ticklish.
    • delicate negotiations with the big powers
    • hesitates to be explicit on so ticklish a matter
    • a touchy subject
WordNet

Touch"y adjective
Etymology
For techy, tetchy.
Definitions
  1. Peevish; irritable; irascible; techy; apt to take fire. Colloq.
    It may be said of Dryden that he was at no time touchy about personal attacks. Saintsbury.

Webster 1913