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jim-jams in Medicine

jim-jams (jĭm'jāmz')

  1. The jitters.

  2. Delirium tremens.

The American Heritage® Stedman's Medical Dictionary
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Historical Examples
  • He'll either go off his head with jim-jams or jump into the creek.

  • Old Wedder's voice sailed into my room as plainly as if he had the jim-jams.

    The Abandoned Farmer

    Sydney Herman Preston
  • Let's go and hunt her out; she'll have wiped her eyes and got over her jim-jams by now.

    A Popular Schoolgirl

    Angela Brazil
  • It gives me the jim-jams, for it reminds me I've lost my baby kangaroo.

    Dot and the Kangaroo Ethel C. Pedley
  • Mirandy Jane hev fairly got the jim-jams, seein' raiders stiddier snakes; we-uns can't put no dependence in the gal.

  • His lips turned blue, his eyes burned with fever, his teeth rattled like clappers, and his body shook as if he had the jim-jams.

  • Conscience, I tell you, can build spooks like Guy Foxes, or as the jim-jams makes green rats or snakes.

  • He hardly thought that a man who had not tasted liquor for a month was likely to suffer much from the "jim-jams."

    Gold, Gold, in Cariboo!

    Clive Phillipps-Wolley
  • “The combination is enough to give even a sober man the jim-jams,” agreed Kit.

    The Treasure Trail Marah Ellis Ryan
  • No, seriously, I never remember being so interested in a case of jim-jams before.

    Lord Jim Joseph Conrad
Slang definitions & phrases for jim-jams


noun phrase

the HEEBIE-JEEBIES: Two-seaters are high therapy from life's imbalances, emotional dross and other colitis-causing jimjams (1880+)

The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
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