all-overs

[awl-oh-verz]

noun (used with a plural verb) Informal.

a general feeling of unease and nervousness throughout the body (usually preceded by the).

Nearby words

  1. all-or-none law,
  2. all-or-nothing,
  3. all-ordinaries index,
  4. all-out,
  5. all-over,
  6. all-pass,
  7. all-points bulletin,
  8. all-powerful,
  9. all-purpose,
  10. all-right

Origin of all-overs

1820–30; allover + -s3

Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for all-overs

  • I never know'd what the all-overs wuz tell thes about a hour before me an' Teague wuz married.

    Mingo|Joel Chandler Harris
  • But it never give me the all-overs like it does now, some way.

    Sonny, A Christmas Guest|Ruth McEnery Stuart