adjective, jump·i·er, jump·i·est.
- jumping-off place or point,
Origin of jumpy
Examples from the Web for jumpy
It was superficial and jumpy and herky-jerky, bopping all over the place.Debate III: Obama Wins, But Does It Do Him Any Good?|Michael Tomasky|October 23, 2012|DAILY BEAST
Before going on air, Keyes had his eyes closed as if in prayer while Taitz was jumpy and pie-eyed, like a patient off her meds.
It certainly makes one jumpy to have one's relations in the army.A Patriotic Schoolgirl|Angela Brazil
Indeed, some of his neighbors claimed that he himself didn't know what he was going to do next—he was so jumpy.The Tale of Ferdinand Frog|Arthur Scott Bailey
When that condition bettered, and he began to feel again, he was nervous and jumpy.The Rich Little Poor Boy|Eleanor Gates
He watched its jumpy flight into a distant copse of young pines, then went on swiftly.Terry|Charles Goff Thomson
Somehow I am getting nervous about things—that shooting which I witnessed the other night has made me jumpy—go in and win.The Secret House|Edgar Wallace