jumpy

adjective \ ˈjəm-pē \
|Updated on: 12 Jul 2018

Definition of jumpy

jumpier; jumpiest
2 : characterized by jumps or sudden variations

jumpiness

noun

Examples of jumpy in a Sentence

  1. trying to calm jumpy passengers

  2. flight attendants had to calm jumpy passengers after the plane hit unexpected turbulence

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First Known Use of jumpy

1869

in the meaning defined at sense 2

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JUMPY Defined for English Language Learners

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Definition of jumpy for English Language Learners

  • : very nervous : easily frightened


JUMPY Defined for Kids

jumpy

adjective \ ˈjəm-pē \

Definition of jumpy for Students

jumpier; jumpiest
: nervous 2


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