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.

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Origin of twitchy

First recorded in 1740–50; twitch + -y1

OTHER WORDS FROM twitchy

twitch·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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