jitters

  • 1jitters — n. an uneasy state; nervousness; as, the prospect of being drafted gave him a bad case of the jitters. Syn: nervousness, nerves, screaming meemies. [WordNet 1.5] …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 2jitters — UK US /ˈdʒɪtəz/ noun [plural] INFORMAL ► feelings of nervousness or fear: »Tougher credit conditions have caused jitters in the financial markets …

    Financial and business terms

  • 3jitters — (n.) extreme nervousness, 1925, American English, perhaps an alteration of dialectal chitter tremble, shiver, from M.E. chittern to twitter, chatter …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 4jitters — [n] nervousness anxiety, dither, fidgets, heebie jeebies*, jumps, nerves, shakes, shivers, tenseness, willies*; concepts 230,410,690 Ant. calmness …

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  • 5jitters — n. (colloq.) panic 1) to have the jitters 2) to give smb. the jitters 3) a case of the jitters (she had a bad case of the jitters) * * * (colloq.) [ panic ] to have the jitters to give smb. the jitters a case of the jitters (she had a bad case of …

    Combinatory dictionary

  • 6jitters — [[t]ʤɪ̱tə(r)z[/t]] N PLURAL: oft the N If you have the jitters, you feel extremely nervous, for example because you have to do something important or because you are expecting important news. [INFORMAL] I had a case of the jitters during my first …

    English dictionary

  • 7jitters — noun get the jitters informal to feel anxious, especially before an important event or before something difficult: It s my driving test next week, and I ve got the jitters already …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • 8jitters — n. the nervous shakes. □ I get the jitters when I have to talk in public. □ Too much booze gives me the jitters …

    Dictionary of American slang and colloquial expressions

  • 9jitters — jit|ters [ˈdʒıtəz US ərz] n [plural] [Date: 1900 2000; Origin: Perhaps from Mandingo ji to frightened ] informal a nervous, worried feeling, especially before an important event ▪ The jitters are worst in the capital, where 61% of people are… …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 10jitters — noun Plural of jitter …

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  • 11jitters — jit·ters jit ərz n pl a state of extreme nervousness or nervous shaking jit·ter jit ər vi jit·teri·ness jit ə rē nəs n jit·tery adj …

    Medical dictionary

  • 12jitters — Synonyms and related words: agitation, all overs, apprehension, apprehensiveness, bluster, bobbery, boil, boiling, brouhaha, bustle, churn, cold shivers, cold sweat, commotion, conturbation, discomposure, disorder, disquiet, disquietude,… …

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  • 13jitters — I (Roget s IV) pl.n. Syn. nervousness, anxiety, fidgets, butterflies; see fear 1 , 2 , nervousness 1 . II (Roget s 3 Superthesaurus) n. shakes, shivers, anxiety, nervousness, trembling, quaking, *heebie jeebies, *willies, quivering …

    English dictionary for students

  • 14jitters — jit|ters [ dʒıtərz ] noun plural INFORMAL a nervous upset feeling caused by not knowing what will happen …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 15jitters — n. fidgets, restlessness, state of nervous tension jit·ter || dʒɪtÉ™(r) v. be nervous, be fidgety, be tense and jumpy n. rapid variations in a signal due to electric disturbance …

    English contemporary dictionary

  • 16jitters — Noun. Severe nervousness. Informal …

    English slang and colloquialisms

  • 17jitters — UK [ˈdʒɪtə(r)z] / US [ˈdʒɪtərz] noun [plural] informal a nervous upset feeling caused by not knowing what will happen …

    English dictionary

  • 18jitters — A slang term for nervousness …

    Ballentine's law dictionary

  • 19jitters — noun extreme nervousness • Syn: ↑heebie jeebies, ↑screaming meemies • Usage Domain: ↑slang, ↑cant, ↑jargon, ↑lingo, ↑argot, ↑patois, ↑ …

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  • 20jitters, the — [ˈdʒɪtəz] noun [plural] informal a nervous feeling that you get when you do not know what will happen …

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