Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

English definition of “touchy-feely”

See all translations

touchy-feely

adjective uk   /ˌtʌtʃ.iˈfiː.li/ informal us  
kind and loving, especially by touching and holding people more than is usual, often in a way that makes other people uncomfortable: a touchy-feely approach She's one of those touchy-feely people, always putting her hand on your arm while she's talking to you.
Translations of “touchy-feely”
in Chinese (Traditional) (尤指透過過分接觸摟抱)露骨表達感情的…
in Chinese (Simplified) (尤指通过过分接触搂抱)露骨表达感情的…
(Definition of touchy-feely from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
What is the pronunciation of touchy-feely?
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website

Word of the Day

glacial

made or left by a glacier

Word of the Day

Let’s celebrate! (words and phrases for parties)

by Kate Woodford,
December 17, 2014
​​​ With Christmas and New Year almost upon us, we thought it a good time to look at the language of parties and celebrations. First, let’s start with the word ‘party’ itself. To have or throw a party or, less commonly, to give a party is to arrange a party: We’re having a

Read More 

cinderella surgery noun

December 15, 2014
cosmetic surgery to the feet We have all heard of people having nose jobs, boob jobs and liposuction – but now a new trend growing in popularity in America: Cinderella surgery.

Read More