the jitters

Definition of the jitters

informal

  1. :  a very nervous feeling I always get (a bad case of) the jitters before I have to give a speech.

Word by Word Definitions

jitterplay jitters
  1. :  a sense of panic or extreme nervousness

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

    :  irregular random movement (as of a pointer or an image on a television screen)

  1. :  to make continuous fast repetitive movements

    :  to be nervous or act in a nervous way


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