- 1923, coined by American cartoonist Billy De Beck in his comic strip Barney Google. (Wiktionary)
- Coined by William De Beck (1890-1942), American cartoonist, in his comic strip Barney Google. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“And, that Kiran always looks like he's giving her the heebie-jeebies.”
“Kind of the same way that Bryan Adams 'song "Have You Ever - Really - Loved a Woman" gives me the heebie-jeebies.”
“All those Fruedian-slips showing is enough to give ya the heebie-jeebies when you start to write some thing.”
“Yes | No | Report from teufelhunden wrote 51 weeks 4 days ago cottonmouth, they still give me the heebie-jeebies.”
“And yes teufelhunden those cottonmouths always gave me the heebie-jeebies as well.”
“Her kiss with that hot guy gave me the heebie-jeebies.”
“And even though I'm currently writing my twelfth novel, the jitters and the heebie-jeebies and head-banging ohmygod/whatwasithinking/i'moutofmyfreakingmind mantra still runs through my brain.”
“Nothing beats "the heebie-jeebies you get underwater, in the dark, with this little sea monster biting you," he says.”
“This is the sort of thing that would be giving Microsoft the heebie-jeebies.”
“It usually only gives me the heebie-jeebies when I'm down there by myself, and it's time turn out the lights and head upstairs.”
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Words or Sayings from the 1920's or whatever that no one really uses anymore (at least in that context).
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Nouns that are common in plural form but are non-existent or rarely used in singular form.
Words I like mostly because of the way they sound and feel.
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