unable to sit or stand still; fidgety:
The children were bored and antsy.
apprehensive, uneasy, or nervous:
I’m a little antsy since hearing those storm warnings.
adjective antsier, antsiest
(informal) restless, nervous, and impatient
1838, American English, from plural of ant + -y (2); probably reflecting the same image as the slang expression have ants in (one’s) pants “be restless and fidgety” from a century later. Related: Antsiness.
In an anxious, disturbed state; nervous; jittery: But when things are quiet, I get antsy
Sexually aroused; lustful; hot
a seaport on N Madagascar.
a brand of gray, water-insoluble, poisonous powder, C 11 H 10 N 2 S, used for killing rodents; alpha-naphthylthiourea. alpha-naphthylthiourea
former name of . a former province of China, in Manchuria. Historical Examples The field post carried an immense amount of mail every day between Antung and the front. The North Pacific Willis Boyd Allen The feint of a mock attack was aimed at Antung—and the enemy rose to the bait. The Tempering Charles Neville […]
adjective (Northern English, dialect) old-fashioned