jittery

adjective jit·tery \ ˈji-tə-rē \
|Updated on: 16 Aug 2018

Definition of jittery

1 : suffering from the jitters
2 : marked by jittering movements

jitteriness

play \ˈji-tə-rē-nəs\ noun

Examples of jittery in a Sentence

  1. I always get jittery when I have to give a speech.

  2. The latest economic news has made some investors jittery.

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First Known Use of jittery

1931

in the meaning defined at sense 1

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JITTERY Defined for English Language Learners

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Definition of jittery for English Language Learners

  • : very nervous


JITTERY Defined for Kids

jittery

adjective jit·tery \ ˈji-tə-rē \

Definition of jittery for Students

1 : very nervous
  • I get jittery before a test.
2 : showing nervousness
  • jittery handwriting


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