adjective, ants·i·er, ants·i·est. Informal.
- antrum of highmore,
- ants in one's pants, have,
- antwerp blue
Origin of antsy
Examples from the Web for antsy
Handlers bring the puppies down in waves to prevent them from getting too tired, freaked out, or antsy while filming.
But following her second year, she says she “got antsy” and was ready to move on from classrooms and into audition rooms.‘Orange Is the New Black’ Star Taylor Schilling on Her Path to Prison|Marlow Stern|July 30, 2013|DAILY BEAST
But most people I talk to are generally on my half of this parking lot--not as antsy as I am, but not into lingering.
Finally, he burst out with an antsy, “Come on, I want to go to war!”War Games: Microsoft Invades Liechtenstein for Halo 4 Blowout|Alex Klein|November 8, 2012|DAILY BEAST
adjective antsier or antsiest
1838, American English, from plural of ant + -y (2); probably reflecting the same image as the slang expression have ants in (one's) pants "be restless and fidgety" from a century later. Related: Antsiness.