jimjams

[ jim-jamz ]
/ ˈdʒɪmˌdʒæmz /

noun (used with a plural verb) Slang.

extreme nervousness; jitters.

Origin of jimjams

1540–50; gradational compound based on jam1. Cf. flimflam, jingle-jangle, etc.
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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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