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



BrE BrE//ˈdʒɪtəz//
; NAmE NAmE//ˈdʒɪtərz//
(also the jitters) [plural] (informal) Nervous
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feelings of being anxious and nervous, especially before an important event or before having to do something difficult I always get the jitters before exams. Louise had pre-wedding jitters. See related entries: NervousExtra examples Waiting for an interview always gives me the jitters. We all had the jitters—we were worried we’d lose our jobs. stock market jitters about the economy
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