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jim-jams

(jĭmjămz′)
pl.n.
  1. The jitters.
  2. Delirium tremens.
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Historical Examples

  • He'll either go off his head with jim-jams or jump into the creek.

    A First Family of Tasajara

    Bret Harte

  • 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.

  • 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.