juberous

[ joo-ber-uhs ]
/ ˈdʒu bər əs /

adjective South Midland and Southern U.S.: Older Use.

uncertain and reluctant; dubious; undecided: I was feeling mighty juberous about crossing that bridge.

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Origin of juberous

First recorded in 1860–65; humorous alteration of dubious
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2020

Example sentences from the Web for juberous

  • But it is much oftener applied as in the text to the object of fear, as "The bridge looks kind o' juberous."

    The Hoosier Schoolmaster|Edward Eggleston