antsy


ant·sy

adjective \ˈant-sē\

: impatient and unable to keep still

: nervous about what might happen

Full Definition of ANTSY

1
:  restless, fidgety <antsy children>; also :  impatient, eager <antsy for a new challenge>
2
:  nervous, apprehensive <antsy investors>

Examples of ANTSY

  1. <he was feeling understandably antsy about the tax audit>
  2. <after a few minutes in the formal restaurant, the kids got antsy>

First Known Use of ANTSY

1838

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