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heebie–jeebies

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noun plural hee·bie–jee·bies \ˌhē-bē-ˈjē-bēz\

Definition of heebie–jeebies



Origin of heebie–jeebies

coined by Billy DeBeck †1942 American cartoonist


First Known Use: 1923



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