willies

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plural noun wil·lies \ˈwi-lēz\

Definition of willies

  1. :  a fit of nervousness :  jitters —used with the

Examples of willies in a Sentence

  1. spiders give me the willies for some reason

Origin and Etymology of willies

origin unknown



WILLIES Defined for Kids

willies

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noun plural wil·lies \ˈwi-lēz\

Definition of willies for Students

  1. :  a fit of nervousness That scary movie gives me the willies.


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