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Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun plural A feeling of uneasiness or nervousness; the jitters.

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  • noun US, idiomatic A general feeling of anxiety, fear, uneasiness, or nausea.

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  • noun extreme nervousness

Etymologies

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

[Coined by William De Beck (1890–1942), American cartoonist, in his comic strip Barney Google.]

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1923, coined by American cartoonist Billy De Beck in his comic strip Barney Google.

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