heebie–jeebies

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

Definition of heebie–jeebies

Origin and Etymology of heebie–jeebies

coined by Billy DeBeck †1942 American cartoonist


First Known Use: 1923




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