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Definition of the heebie-jeebies noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

 

the heebie-jeebies

 noun
noun
NAmE//ˌhibi ˈdʒibiz//
 
[plural] (old-fashioned) (informal)
 
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a feeling of nervous fear or worry Being alone in the dark gives me the heebie-jeebies.
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