Definitions

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

  • adjective Characterized by fitful, jerky movements.
  • adjective On edge; nervous.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective Jumping, or inducing to jump; characterized by jumps

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  • adjective Nervous and excited.

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

  • adjective causing or characterized by jolts and irregular movements
  • adjective being in a tense state

Etymologies

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From jump +‎ -y.

Examples

  • Some meds would lower his blood pressure but made him feel "jumpy" - not exactly the way you want to feel over a putt.

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  • Some meds would lower his blood pressure but made him feel "jumpy" - not exactly the way you want to feel over a putt.

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  • Some meds would lower his blood pressure but made him feel "jumpy" - not exactly the way you want to feel over a putt.

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  • Some functions are really "jumpy" - and they might differ on an infinitesimal-by-infinitesimal level.

    BetterExplained

  • I'm described as jumpy, and it's an accurate description.

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  • 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.

    Underworld

  • 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.

    Underworld

  • 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.

    Underworld

  • *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

    The Ugly Truth

  • 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.

    Nation's jobless rate drops

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