twitchy


Also found in: Thesaurus, Wikipedia.
Related to twitchy: Twitchy eye

twitch·y

 (twĭch′ē)
adj. twitch·i·er, twitch·i·est
1. Characterized by jerky or spasmodic motion: a cat's twitchy whiskers.
2. Nervous; jittery.

twitch′i·ly adv.
twitch′i·ness n.

twitchy

(ˈtwɪtʃɪ)
adj
nervous, worried, and ill-at-ease: he was twitchy with anticipation.

twitch•y

(ˈtwɪtʃ i)

adj. twitch•i•er, twitch•i•est.
1. twitching or tending to twitch.
2. nervous; jumpy.
[1740–50]
twitch′i•ness, n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:

twitchy

adjective
Feeling or exhibiting nervous tension:
Slang: uptight.
Idioms: a bundle of nerves, all wound up, on edge.
Translations

twitchy

[ˈtwɪtʃɪ] ADJ (= nervous) → nervioso, inquieto
to get twitchyponerse nervioso, inquietarse

twitchy

[ˈtwɪtʃi] adj (= jumpy) → agité(e)

twitchy

adj (inf)
(physically) personunruhig; legszuckend
(= nervous, uneasy) personnervös; marketunruhig; to be twitchy about somethingüber etw (acc)beunruhigt sein
carwack(e)lig (inf)

twitchy

[ˈtwɪtʃɪ] adj (-ier (comp) (-iest (superl))) (fam) → nervosetto/a
References in classic literature ?
There were not so many papers about, as I should have expected to see; and there were some odd objects about, that I should not have expected to see - such as an old rusty pistol, a sword in a scabbard, several strange-looking boxes and packages, and two dreadful casts on a shelf, of faces peculiarly swollen, and twitchy about the nose.
The Hollywood eventually managed to edge ahead and record a 9-6 win and that set up the second game as a title decider as The Hollywood played FC Twitchy Tim.
It's all hands on deck below stairs as the great doors of Downton Abbey are thrown open to the public in the name of charity, making Carson all twitchy.
Those at the top could lose their jobs, key players could retire or be dropped, fans might get disheartened and sponsors could get twitchy.
THE "punslinger" is back in the region - and he'set to bring with him new jokes, silly songs and twitchy dancing.
20PM Twitchy Joseph Cotten suspects Marilyn Monroe of cheating at the honeymoon cabins next to Niagara Falls.
55PM LOUIS VAV N GAAL says Manchester United cannot play 4-4-2 because it gives him "a twitchy ass".
Pam and they get very twitchy at He knows that something is troubling Pam and Les and that they get very twitchy at any mention of the word police.
Activity spiked within hours, and an April 23 compilation of tweets on Twitchy generated at least 778 shares.
Clowns make me twitchy and I have a distinct nervousness around magicians.
is a colorful, rhyming picturebook about a farmer whose twitchy sheep just can't lie still and go to sleep at night.
utm_source=autotweet&utm_medium=twitter&utm_campaign=twitter) blog post , Twitchy referred to the Twitter users as liberal "sickos":