Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n.pl. Slang The jitters.
  • n.pl. Slang Delirium tremens.

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  • n. pajamas

Etymologies

Expressive of the trembling associated with delirium tremens.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)

Examples

  • Smoke, you eat'm raw, you eat'm alive, you work under water, you've given me the jim-jams; but just the same I know it's a dream.

    SHORTY DREAMS

  • The lacklustre band name – picked because main members Neil and Sharon Finn formed Pajama Club while lounging in their jim-jams one night – is a terrible introduction to an unexpectedly off-kilter project by the Crowded House leader and his wife.

    Pajama Club: Pajama Club – review

  • La Senza has lots of nice underwear and cute jim-jams for all ages.

    Downton Abbey's just the opiate of the middle classes | Barbara Ellen

  • I will warm your milk and squirt it over your jim-jams.

    Bone Dust Disco

  • All of the overseas recruits speak excellent English, says the hospital, but still can't fathom what patients mean when they say they feel under the weather, can't find their jim-jams, or are tickled pink.

    British schools chief Michael Gove gets his sums wrong

  • I was sitting at the end of my bed after coming out of the shower, getting ready to change into my jim-jams, when I got the shock of my life.

    Cheeseburger Gothic » Burger Lite (somewhat late).

  • You might think that death would be pretty blatant, but there were a number of famous cases in which a dead body sat up and went on living, and many Victorians got the jim-jams just thinking about the possibility of being buried alive.

    Her Fearful Symmetry

  • It was being the star who gave producers the jim-jams by doing his own stunts with fast vehicles.

    Number one with a Bullitt

  • That's got to give them & their neighbors the jim-jams.

    Archive 2009-03-22

  • The breakfast table was rarely deserted, Spring Rice kept Adams well stocked with political gossip, and the jim-jams vanished.

    The Five of Hearts

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