antsy

[ ant-see ]
/ ˈænt si /
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adjective, ants·i·er, ants·i·est.Informal.

unable to sit or stand still; fidgety: The children were bored and antsy.
apprehensive, uneasy, or nervous: I'm a little antsy since hearing those storm warnings.

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Origin of antsy

1950–55; ant + -s3 + -y1; cf. -sy

OTHER WORDS FROM antsy

ants·i·ness, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for antsy

antsy
/ (ˈæntsɪ) /

adjective antsier or antsiest

informal restless, nervous, and impatient
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