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jimjams

(ˈdʒɪmˌdʒæmz)
pl n
1. (Psychiatry) a slang word for delirium tremens
2. a state of nervous tension, excitement, or anxiety
3. informal pyjamas
[C19: whimsical formation based on jam1]

jim•jams

(ˈdʒɪmˌdʒæmz)

n. (used with a pl. v.) Slang.
1. jitters.
[1540–50; compound based on jam1.]
Translations

jimjams

1 [ˈdʒɪmdʒæmz] NPLdelírium m tremens
it gives me the jimjamsme horripila, me da grima

jimjams

2 [ˈdʒɪmdʒæmz] NPL (baby talk) → pijama msing, piyama msing (LAm)

jimjams

pl (Brit inf)
(inf: = pyjamas) → Pyjama m
(sl: = nervousness) it gives me the jimjamsda kriege ich Muffensausen (inf)
(sl, = the creeps) he gives me the jimjamsbei dem kriege ich das große Grausen (inf)
References in periodicals archive ?
Does Mr John think that at midnight the whole of just Barry, for example, are all in their jimjams and safely tucked up in bed?
You can settle into a routine, squash about on the sofa routine, squash about on the sofa and eat your dinner wearing you and eat your dinner wearing you jimjams.
It's not like this biannual outpouring of ego, tantrums and provincial panto stars eating cereal in their jimjams has featured anything worth watching since it shuffled, unlamented and largely unnoticed, over to Channel Five back in 2011.
If, however, you opt for the jimjams or a fluffy pair of slippers you're staying in aren't you?
Or maybe this actually was the '70s and I, six-years-old in my Spiderman jimjams, had conjured up the entire last 34 years as part of one long, elaborate fever dream brought on by gobbling too many slices of festive bird.
Ogden the Ogre has grown portly; 'his jimjams had grown far too short and too tight'.
I used to sit in my jimjams watching Hannibal, BA et al shoot Colombian drug barons with cabbages out of a tube of a Saturday teatime as a nipper.
What, so everyone else has to grin and bear it but Whitehall's finest get to lounge about in their jimjams till noon sending a few emails but mostly enjoying a nice long summer break with their kids?
They say people can do whatever they like in their jimjams - from going to the pub to walking the dog or playing football - as long as they enjoy themselves.
One day I might even get this column done on time instead of waiting until the wee hours of Thursday mornings, bashing it out in my jimjams.
The JimJams - featuring Gene Perry (trumpet, bass), Guy Mayes (percussion) and Jim Hallwyer (keyboards) - are raising funds for a college scholarship fund for military families.