a stitch

a stitch

1. Someone who is very humorous or amusing. Oh, Lydia's a stitch—she had me laughing all night long.
2. A sudden, sharp pain, usually felt in one's side, as during strenuous activity. A: "Hey, I did run after the burglar!" B: "Yeah, but only until you got a stitch!"
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a stitch

1. n. a very funny person. Harry is a stitch. What a sense of humor!
2. n. a sharp pain, usually in the side. I got a stitch and had to drop out of the marathon.
See also: stitch
References in classic literature ?
The poor fellows had enough to do, and did their best, to reply to the demands of the customers in the absence of their master, leaving off drawing a stitch to knit a sentence; and when wounded pride, or disappointed expectation, brought down upon them too cutting a rebuke, he who was attacked made a dive and disappeared under the counter.
This last hour my legs have been fainting under me; I've a stitch in my side like a red-hot iron; I cannae breathe right.
Not a stitch in that embroidered letter but she has felt it in her heart.