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jitter

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noun jit·ter \ˈji-tər\

Definition of jitter

  1. 1 plural :  a sense of panic or extreme nervousness <had a bad case of the jitters before his performance>

  2. 2 :  the state of mind or the movement of one that jitters

  3. 3 :  irregular random movement (as of a pointer or an image on a television screen); also :  vibratory motion

Origin and Etymology of jitter

origin unknown


First Known Use: 1929


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jitter

verb jit·ter

Definition of jitter

  1. intransitive verb
  2. 1 :  to be nervous or act in a nervous way

  3. 2 :  to make continuous fast repetitive movements

1931

First Known Use of jitter

1931




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