American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- adj. Characterized by fitful, jerky movements.
- adj. On edge; nervous.
- adj. Nervous and excited.
GNU Webster's 1913
- adj. Jumping, or inducing to jump; characterized by jumps extremely nervous; jittery.
- adj. causing or characterized by jolts and irregular movements
- adj. being in a tense state
- From jump + -y. (Wiktionary)
“Some meds would lower his blood pressure but made him feel "jumpy" - not exactly the way you want to feel over a putt.”
“Some functions are really "jumpy" - and they might differ on an infinitesimal-by-infinitesimal level.”
“I'm described as jumpy, and it's an accurate description.”
“When I come across his name on a document it always makes me pause, it gives me pause, the name in jumpy type on some stamped document, James Nicholas Costanza, the raised stamp that marks a thing official, the document in the dusty bottom drawer, the sense of slight confusion until I realize who he is.”
“*smirk* - my word verification is ojmpyy. which sounds like "oh jumpy". which is smirkable when you know that in scotland, a jumpy is a shag”
“One unemployed person shared with me the fact that they were afraid the nervousness would show in an interview and then should he be hired, he fears he will be "jumpy," and an employer may think they hired the wrong guy.”
“It seems like most videos are kind of jumpy and jerky anyway, so that didn't bother me.”
“After a while, I got kind of jumpy sitting up in our seats and told my mother I was going for a walk.”
“Just thought I'd add my own incomprehension of 'jumpy' to this Scottish language appreciation section of the blog.”
“I disliked the book for the "jumpy" way it was written.”
These user-created lists contain the word ‘jumpy’.
(also this list)
What a -Y does to an otherwise common, dull word
Words or phrases with "jump" in them (or with the letters j-u-m-p, in that order).
Mere days ago, I found a five-week-old kitten abandoned in the median of the Avenue we live on. She was in terrible shape, but is doing great now thanks to love and dedication.
Looking for tweets for jumpy.