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Definition of jumpy adjective from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

jumpy

 adjective
adjective
BrE BrE//ˈdʒʌmpi//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈdʒʌmpi//
 
(informal) Nervous
 
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nervous and anxious, especially because you think that something bad is going to happen See related entries: NervousExtra examples Anna’s very jumpy about something. Jim seemed a bit jumpy. The business with Julian has made her rather jumpy. The police are getting jumpy about the possibility of terrorist bombs. What’s the matter? You’re so jumpy this evening.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: jumpy