Jumpy



[juhm-pee] /ˈdʒʌm pi/

adjective, jumpier, jumpiest.
1.
subject to sudden, involuntary starts, especially from nervousness, fear, excitement, etc.
2.
characterized by sudden starts, jerks, or :
a jumpy narrative.
/ˈdʒʌmpɪ/
adjective jumpier, jumpiest
1.
nervous or apprehensive
2.
moving jerkily or fitfully
adj.

“nervous,” 1869, from jump (n.) + -y (2). Related: Jumpiness.

adjective

Nervous; apprehensive; jittery: One of our pals is jumpy and he needs a bodyguard tonight (1879+)

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