screaming-meemies

[ skree-ming-mee-meez ]
/ ˈskri mɪŋˈmi miz /

noun (used with a singular or plural verb) Informal.

extreme nervousness; hysteria (usually preceded by the).

Origin of screaming-meemies

1925–30; reduplication with alteration of screaming; see -y2, -s3
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