- extreme nervousness; jitters.
- delirium tremens.
Origin of jimjams
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They give me the jimjams, the willies, and I want to get away.A Yankee in the Far East
George Hoyt Allen
Think o' the disgrace o' gettin' the jimjams in a foreign port.With the Battle Fleet
But to look upon 'em as they appeared in the cars, would 'ave give that consciencious but onsophisticated inspector the jimjams.Yellowstone Nights
To present it a painter would have to inebriate himself, spill his colors all about the place and wind up with the jimjams.The Ship Dwellers
Albert Bigelow Paine
Jimjams has just as much chance of winning this race as Mr. Jeremy has of being Archbishop of Canterbury.
- a slang word for delirium tremens
- a state of nervous tension, excitement, or anxiety
- informal pyjamas
C19: whimsical formation based on jam 1
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