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jimjams

[jim-jamz] /ˈdʒɪmˌdʒæmz/
noun, (used with a plural verb) Slang.
1.
extreme nervousness; jitters.
Origin
1540-1550
1540-50; gradational compound based on jam1. Cf. flimflam, jingle-jangle, etc.
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jimjams

/ˈdʒɪmˌdʒæmz/
plural noun
1.
a slang word for delirium tremens
2.
a state of nervous tension, excitement, or anxiety
3.
(informal) pyjamas
Word Origin
C19: whimsical formation based on jam1
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