Definitions

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  • n. Plural form of jitter.
  • v. Third-person singular simple present indicative form of jitter.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. an uneasy state; nervousness.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. extreme nervousness

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Examples

  • Wednesday but had acted quickly because of what he called jitters in the domestic and world financial markets following Keys's shock resignation earlier on Tuesday.

    ANC Daily News Briefing

  • And financial jitters from the eurozone crisis had nothing to do with the US slowdown; growth is flagging because both the stimulus and inventory effects are fading.

    Krugman vs. me

  • Beyond this, short-term jitters about the direction of government policy have taken hold in Shanghai's sentiment-driven market, bringing down the average A-to-H-share premium.

    China Bulls Run (Away)

  • Carlo Ancelotti said his side are not suffering from title jitters after

    The Guardian World News

  • If there were any title jitters around the Bridge, they were quickly banished as the hosts took control.

    The Times of India

  • "What you are seeing is end-of-term jitters and fatigue at what has been an extremely difficult parliamentary season."

    ireland.com Breaking News

  • Adding to our jitters will be a TV bombardment of such time-worn horror films as Frankenstein, Dracula and Night of the Living Dead.

    Dan Dorfman: More Than Those Autumn Leaves Could Fall

  • I attribute that to jitters, which is certainly understandable, given the anticipation that surrounded this showdown.

    Michael Smerconish: The Debate is Over: Santorum for Pennsylvania

  • My guess is that the same ADD properties in our biology that make us react to Ritalin as a calming focusing agent instead of giving us the jitters are the same thing that makes coffee good only for producing poop.

    don't spoil my day, I'm miles away

  • More and more kids these days suffer from a serious case of the jitters, aka ADHD.

    SFGate: Don Asmussen: Bad Reporter

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