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Definition of the willies noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

the willies

 noun
noun
BrE BrE//ˈwɪliz//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈwɪliz//
 
[plural] (informal) Fear
 
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if something gives you the willies, you are frightened by it or find it unpleasant See related entries: Fear Word Origin late 19th cent. (originally US): of unknown origin.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: the willies