heebie-jeebies

plural noun
hee·​bie-jee·​bies | \ ˌhē-bē-ˈjē-bēz How to pronounce heebie-jeebies (audio) \

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First Known Use of heebie-jeebies

1923, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for heebie-jeebies

coined by Billy DeBeck †1942 American cartoonist

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“Heebie-jeebies.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/heebie-jeebies. Accessed 21 Jan. 2021.

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