touchy etymology

English word touchy comes from Middle English (1100-1500) teche

Detailed word origin of touchy

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
teche Middle English (1100-1500) (enm)
touch English (eng) (UK, plumbing, dated) tallow. (bell-ringing) A set of changes less than the total possible on seven bells, i.e. less than 5,040.. (music) The particular or characteristic mode of action, or the resistance of the keys of an instrument to the fingers.. (obsolete) A brief essay.. (obsolete) A touchstone; hence, stone of the sort used for touchstone.. (obsolete) Act or power of exciting [...]
touchy English (eng) (of a person) Easily offended; oversensitive; ticklish.. (of a situation) Extremely sensitive or volatile; easily disturbed to the point of becoming unstable; requiring caution or tactfulness.