- n. slang Extreme nervousness or anxiety; terror; heebie-jeebies.
“Its a sad sad day when this political correctness crap makes poeple worried about something they say or write in case it causes screaming abdabs, which it appears to have done in your case.”
“Some toys give me the screaming abdabs but I also feel I ought to allow them to play with them, so I try to keep out of it and let it go on around me without voicing a judgment, but there again, I'm fairly sure they're not dim enough not to realise when I'm judging my little heart out.”
“Small wonder that cooking at Christmas can bring on a nasty attack of the screaming abdabs.”
“I’m not big on numbers Osama but once late at night I worked out the odds on my husband getting blown up one day and ever since then I had the screaming abdabs all on my own.”
“They don’t show it on the news any more on account of it would give people the screaming abdabs.”
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EEK! Emotion words and words associated with fear. Let's avoid -phobia words.
Nouns that are common in plural form but are non-existent or rarely used in singular form.
Oddments culled from my "main" lists that belong in a display cabinet of their own, plus sundry other curiosities. :-)
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Words that describe unusual behavior and strong emotions.
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