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jim-jams in Medicine

jim-jams (jĭm'jāmz')

  1. The jitters.

  2. Delirium tremens.

The American Heritage® Stedman's Medical Dictionary
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  • No, seriously, I never remember being so interested in a case of jim-jams before.

    Lord Jim Joseph Conrad
  • He'll either go off his head with jim-jams or jump into the creek.

  • Why he told Parson Jennings that he'd rather treat a man for jim-jams than one that was dying for want of stimulants.

  • Old Wedder's voice sailed into my room as plainly as if he had the jim-jams.

    The Abandoned Farmer Sydney Herman Preston
  • It gives me the jim-jams, for it reminds me I've lost my baby kangaroo.

    Dot and the Kangaroo Ethel C. Pedley
  • Mirandy Jane hev fairly got the jim-jams, seein' raiders stiddier snakes; we-uns can't put no dependence in the gal.

  • Madela had a feminine version of the jim-jams—tea-nerves, you know—so must get us both up.

    Semiramis and Other Plays Olive Tilford Dargan
  • His lips turned blue, his eyes burned with fever, his teeth rattled like clappers, and his body shook as if he had the jim-jams.

  • Let's go and hunt her out; she'll have wiped her eyes and got over her jim-jams by now.

    A Popular Schoolgirl Angela Brazil
  • Conscience, I tell you, can build spooks like Guy Foxes, or as the jim-jams makes green rats or snakes.

Slang definitions & phrases for jim-jams


noun phrase

the HEEBIE-JEEBIES: Two-seaters are high therapy from life's imbalances, emotional dross and other colitis-causing jimjams (1880+)

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