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[jit-uh-ree] /ˈdʒɪt ə ri/

adjective, jitterier, jitteriest.
extremely tense and nervous; jumpy:
He’s very jittery about the medical checkup.
(informal) nervous and anxious

1931, American English, from jitter + -y (2). Related: Jitteriness.


Nervous: He felt all jittery and uptight (1931+)


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