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antsy

[ant-see] /ˈænt si/
adjective, antsier, antsiest. Informal.
1.
unable to sit or stand still; fidgety:
The children were bored and antsy.
2.
apprehensive, uneasy, or nervous:
I'm a little antsy since hearing those storm warnings.
Origin of antsy
1950-1955
1950-55; ant + -s3 + -y1; cf. -sy
Related forms
antsiness, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for antsinesses

antsy

/ˈæntsɪ/
adjective antsier, antsiest
1.
(informal) restless, nervous, and impatient
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Word Origin and History for antsinesses

antsy

adj.

1838, American English, from plural of ant + -y (2); probably reflecting the same image as the slang expression have ants in (one's) pants "be restless and fidgety" from a century later. Related: Antsiness.

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Slang definitions & phrases for antsinesses

antsy

adjective
  1. In an anxious, disturbed state; nervous; jittery: But when things are quiet, I get antsy
  2. Sexually aroused; lustful; hot

The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
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