jimjams

jimjams

[jim-jamz]
noun (used with a plural verb) Slang.
1.
extreme nervousness; jitters.

Origin:
1540–50; gradational compound based on jam1. Cf. flimflam, jingle-jangle, etc.

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jimjams (ˈdʒɪmˌdʒæmz)
 
pl n
1.  a slang word for delirium tremens
2.  a state of nervous tension, excitement, or anxiety
3.  informal pyjamas
 
[C19: whimsical formation based on jam1]

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