twitchy

[ twich-ee ]
/ ˈtwɪtʃ i /

adjective, twitch·i·er, twitch·i·est.

twitching or tending to twitch.
nervous; jumpy: All that pressure at the office has made him twitchy.

Nearby words

  1. twit,
  2. twitch,
  3. twitch grass,
  4. twitcher,
  5. twitching trail,
  6. twite,
  7. twitten,
  8. twitter,
  9. twitterpated,
  10. twittery

Origin of twitchy

First recorded in 1740–50; twitch + -y1

Related formstwitch·i·ness, noun

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British Dictionary definitions for twitchy

twitchy

/ (ˈtwɪtʃɪ) /

adjective

nervous, worried, and ill-at-easehe was twitchy with anticipation
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