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jittery

[jit-uh-ree] /ˈdʒɪt ə ri/
adjective, jitterier, jitteriest.
1.
extremely tense and nervous; jumpy:
He's very jittery about the medical checkup.
Origin of jittery
1930-1935
1930-35, Americanism; jitter + -y1
Related forms
jitteriness, noun
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jittery

/ˈdʒɪtərɪ/
adjective
1.
(informal) nervous and anxious
Derived Forms
jitteriness, noun
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Word Origin and History for jittery
adj.

1931, American English, from jitter + -y (2). Related: Jitteriness.

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jittery

adjective

Nervous: He felt all jittery and uptight (1931+)

The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
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