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jimjams

[ jim-jamz ]
/ ˈdʒɪmˌdʒæmz /
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noun (used with a plural verb)Slang.
extreme nervousness; jitters.
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Origin of jimjams

1540–50; gradational compound based on jam1. Cf. flimflam, jingle-jangle, etc.
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British Dictionary definitions for jimjams

jimjams
/ (ˈdʒɪmˌdʒæmz) /

pl n
a slang word for delirium tremens
a state of nervous tension, excitement, or anxiety
informal pyjamas

Word Origin for jimjams

C19: whimsical formation based on jam 1
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Medical definitions for jimjams

jim-jams
[ jĭmjămz′ ]

pl.n.
The jitters.
Delirium tremens.
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