verb (used without object)
DON’T VACILLATE! VANQUISH THIS WORD OF THE DAY QUIZ!
Origin of jitter
Example sentences from the Web for jitter
After 10 minutes or so, I feel like I drank a small cup of coffee—minus the jitters.High-Tech Meditation: Swap Your Yogi for a Headset|Gregory Ferenstein|April 14, 2014|DAILY BEAST
It was a case of the jitters, a nation primed to jump at the word “Boo!”When Mars Attacked 75 Years Ago—And Everyone Believed It|Marc Wortman|October 29, 2013|DAILY BEAST
So much for a pre-board glass of wine, here you can calm your jitters with a pre-flight drag.Smoking Ban? Here's Where Cigarettes Are Still Allowed|Abby Haglage|February 21, 2013|DAILY BEAST
No wonder that medical scare left us with a case of the jitters.
It is a very British take on the mishaps, family drama, and last minute jitters of a bride on the day of her wedding.‘Downton Abbey’ Star Elizabeth McGovern on Season 3, ‘Cheerful Weather for the Wedding,’ and More|Lorenza Muñoz|December 31, 2012|DAILY BEAST
Finding that box of money and having it in our possession, has given us all a case of the jitters.Dan Carter and the Money Box|Mildred A. Wirt
A stiff jolt of elderberry wine drove off the jitters and reasoning returned.The Shining Cow|Alex James
The two men exchanged smiles before Mr. Andrews answered, “Jitters is a complete wreck—in a deep gully near the border.”Crossed Trails in Mexico|Nell Virginia Fairfax and Helen Allan Ripley
And when your enemy starts getting the jitters, there's no telling what can happen.Dave Dawson on the Russian Front|R. Sidney Bowen
Comes out and sits on the side lines to watch practice quite often, and he gives me the jitters.The Mystery of Arnold Hall|Helen M. Persons