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

involving a confidence or trust

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Test Your Vocabulary

Word Puzzles

  • alt 57589b2b4c6a3
  • Which answer pairs best with each of the following words? living, estate, club, music, road, mile
Spell It

Can you spell these 10 commonly misspelled words?

TAKE THE QUIZ
Add Diction

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!