antsy

adjective ant·sy \ ˈant-sē \
Updated on: 15 Nov 2017

Definition of antsy

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

Examples of antsy in a Sentence

  1. he was feeling understandably antsy about the tax audit

  2. after a few minutes in the formal restaurant, the kids got antsy

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Origin and Etymology of antsy

see 1ant


ANTSY Defined for English Language Learners

antsy

adjective

Definition of antsy for English Language Learners

  • : impatient and unable to keep still

  • : nervous about what might happen


ANTSY Defined for Kids

antsy

adjective ant·sy \ ˈant-sē \

Definition of antsy for Students

antsier; antsiest
: impatient and unable to keep still When he failed to arrive, I grew antsy.

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