from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n.pl. Slang Feelings of uneasiness. Often used with the: The dark, dank cave gave me the willies.
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- n. Plural form of willy.
- n. A feeling of nervousness or fear.
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- n. feelings of uneasiness
Yes | No | Report from Cgull wrote 25 weeks 6 days ago what really gives me the willies is the sense that someting is stalking me when I'm in the forest.
Heck, I was creeped out by the cult following of Ron Paul this year, a politician I agree with a lot, so I certainly am going to get the willies from the love-fest for an admitted statist like Obama.
I still get the willies from the ‘Masque of the Red Death’.
Perhaps the willies were a further test for an apprentice pastry chef who had just passed Meringue Mushrooms 101 with flying colors.
What I think gives people the willies is the idea of choice.
And I mean "big," because it's a big place with lots of possibilities, and one possibility that gives me the willies is the idea that we, humanity, already are looking outward for new places to inhabit as we approach the saturation point here on our home planet.
This type of incident will give any soldier or marine conducting operations with Iraqi security forces the "willies".
That picture gives me the "willies" I was attacked by a colony of ground wasps as a child in NH, probably the least fun I've ever had.
I do not know what the "willies" are, but I do know that little Josephine sleeps well, eats well, and is happy, and this is all that we could hope for in one of her tender years.
After reading about that stalker so close to the school of the Garner/Afflek child it just kind of gives me the "willies" and I don't really care what their children look like.