1. [late 16C+] to amuse, to make laugh; thus tickle it v., enjoy oneself; tickled adj.
2. [late 19C–1910s] to puzzle, to confuse.
3. [late 19C+] (Aus.) in senses of verbal dexterity, to persuade, to ask someone for a favour, usu. a loan.
4. [1900s-40s] to rob, to steal from; esp. as tickle the peter
[1900s] the penis.
1. [mid-17C–19C] the penis.
2. [mid-19C] a sword.
1. [late 17C–early 19C] a drunkard.
2. [mid-18C] a promiscuous person of either sex [pitcher n.1 (1)].
3. [mid-18C] a sword.
[mid-17C–1900s] a parson.
[19C] the vagina.
1. [late 17C–19C] a sword.
2. [late 17C–19C] the penis.
3. [late 17C–19C] the vagina.
4. [late 17C–19C] a promiscuous woman.
5. [mid-19C] a rod or birch.
[1940s] (US teen) to call on the telephone.
[late 19C+] (US) to take a drink.
[1970s+] to masturbate.
[late 19C] (Aus. Und.) to inflict a judicial lashingl thus n. tickle, a cat o’ nine tails.
[1900s–20s] to flatter.
[18C+] to give sexual pleasure.
[1920s–50s] to masturbate a woman, usu. performed by someone else.
[late 19C] (Aus.) to stab.
[early 19C] to thrash, to beat.
see tickle someone’s ribs under rib n.1
[late 17C–19C] to thrash, to beat.
[1920s+] to play the piano.
[17C] to play the lute or fiddle.
[1910s+] (mainly Aus./N.Z.) to rob a safe, till or cashbox.
[1950s+] (US) to please or amuse someone.