Dictionary: A   B   C   D   E   F   G   H   I   J   K   L   M   N   O   P   Q   R   S   T   U   V   W   X   Y   Z


[juhm-pee] /ˈdʒʌm pi/

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

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


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


Read Also:

  • Jun

    [chuhn] /tʃʌn/ noun, plural jun. 1. (def 1). 1. . 2. . abbreviation 1. June 2. Also jun. junior old abbreviation of junior. junior June

  • Junagadh

    /ˌdʒuːnəˈɡæd/ noun 1. a town in India, in Gujarat: noted for its Buddhist caves and temples. Pop: 168 686 (2001)

  • Juncaceous

    [juhng-key-shuh s] /dʒʌŋˈkeɪ ʃəs/ adjective 1. belonging to the plant family Juncaceae. /dʒʌŋˈkeɪʃəs/ adjective 1. of, relating to, or belonging to the Juncaceae, a family of grasslike plants with small brown flowers: includes the rushes and woodrushes Compare cyperaceous

  • Junco

    [juhng-koh] /ˈdʒʌŋ koʊ/ noun, plural juncos. 1. any of several small North American finches of the genus Junco. /ˈdʒʌŋkəʊ/ noun (pl) -cos, -coes 1. any North American bunting of the genus Junco, having a greyish plumage with white outer tail feathers n. 1706, from Spanish junco “reed, bush,” as in junco ave “reed sparrow,” a […]

Disclaimer: Jumpy definition / meaning should not be considered complete, up to date, and is not intended to be used in place of a visit, consultation, or advice of a legal, medical, or any other professional. All content on this website is for informational purposes only.