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jittery

[ jit-uh-ree ]
/ 藞d蕭瑟t 蓹 ri /
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adjective, jit路ter路i路er, jit路ter路i路est.
extremely tense and nervous; jumpy: He's very jittery about the medical checkup.
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Origin of jittery

An Americanism dating back to 1930鈥35; jitter + -y1

OTHER WORDS FROM jittery

jit路ter路i路ness, noun

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British Dictionary definitions for jittery

jittery
/ (藞d蕭瑟t蓹r瑟) /

adjective
informal nervous and anxious

Derived forms of jittery

jitteriness, noun
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition 漏 William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 漏 HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
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