extreme anxiety or nervousness, the heebie-jeebies; also called habdabs , [screaming abdabs or habdabs]
She got the abdabs about speaking to the editor.
WWII meaning ‘a tall tale’; 1950+ current meaning
Anxiety or nervous tension: Starting any new project gives her the abdabs (1945+)
abdc Association of Birth Defect Children
abdeel servant of God, (Jer. 36:26), the father of Shelemiah.
noun ?1807–83, Algerian nationalist, who resisted the French invasion of Algeria and established (1837) an independent state. He surrendered to the French in 1847 Contemporary Examples abdelkader was jailed Sunday in a Paris-area prison, where he will remain as the investigation continues. Mohamed Merah’s Brother: France’s New Public Enemy Tracy McNicoll March 25, 2012 abdelkader […]
Emil [ey-meel] /ˈeɪ mil/ (Show IPA), 1877–1950, Swiss chemist and physiologist. Historical Examples Abderhalden and Brahm’s1 experiments with pyridin show that the same is true of young dogs when on a meat diet. The Toxicity of Caffein William Salant