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Dictionary Definition

touchy adj
1 quick to take offense [syn: huffy, thin-skinned]
2 irritable and looking for trouble; "too touchy to make judicious decisions" [syn: feisty] [also: touchiest, touchier]

User Contributed Dictionary




From touch + -y#Etymology 1


  1. In the context of "of a situation": Extremely sensitive or volatile; easily disturbed to the point of becoming unstable; requiring caution or tactfulness.
    It is an extremely touchy situation, with everybody's patience wearing thin.
  2. In the context of "of a person": Easily angered.
    He can be very touchy after such a long day, so be gentle.


sensitive or volatile
  • German: heikel
easily angered
  • German: gereizt

Extensive Definition

Touchy! is the third single to be released by a-ha from the Stay on These Roads Album



  • Side A, Touchy!
  • Side B, Hurry Home


  • Side A, Touchy! (Go Go Mix)
  • Side B, Hurry Home


  • Track 1, Touchy!
  • Track 2, Hurry Home
  • Track 3, Hunting High & Low


Director: Kevin Moloney
This video was filmed in Deauville and Paris, France. One of the few ‘happy' a-ha songs, fans have mixed reviews over its detour from the typical melancholic nature of the band's music. The video features synchronized swimming, which was a recently added Olympic sport at that point. Songwriting credits for ‘Touchy!' go to all three band members.
touchy in Spanish: Touchy!

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