heebie-jeebies

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

Definition of heebie-jeebies

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

Keep scrolling for more

Learn More about heebie-jeebies

Dictionary Entries near heebie-jeebies

hedychium

hedyphane

hedysarum

heebie-jeebies

heed

heedful

heedless

Statistics for heebie-jeebies

Look-up Popularity

Time Traveler for heebie-jeebies

The first known use of heebie-jeebies was in 1923

See more words from the same year

More from Merriam-Webster on heebie-jeebies

Thesaurus: All synonyms and antonyms for heebie-jeebies

Comments on heebie-jeebies

What made you want to look up heebie-jeebies? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

not to be persuaded, moved, or stopped

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Test Your Vocabulary

Words from Greek and Latin Quiz

  • roman forum
  • Which of the following months comes from a Latin word for “ten”?
How Strong Is Your Vocabulary?

Test your vocabulary with our 10-question quiz!

TAKE THE QUIZ
Citation

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ
Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!