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hee·bie-jee·bies

 (hē′bē-jē′bēz)
pl.n. Slang
A feeling of uneasiness or nervousness; the jitters.

[Coined by William De Beck (1890-1942), American cartoonist, in his comic strip Barney Google.]

heebie-jeebies

(ˈhiːbɪˈdʒiːbɪz)
pl n
the heebie-jeebies slang apprehension and nervousness
[C20: coined by W. De Beck (1890–1942), American cartoonist]

hee•bie-jee•bies

(ˈhi biˈdʒi biz)

n.pl. Informal.
a condition of extreme nervousness; willies; jitters (usu. prec. by the).
[1905–10, Amer.; rhyming compound coined by W. De Beck (1890–1942), U.S. cartoonist]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.heebie-jeebies - extreme nervousnessheebie-jeebies - extreme nervousness      
jargon, lingo, patois, argot, vernacular, slang, cant - a characteristic language of a particular group (as among thieves); "they don't speak our lingo"
nerves, nervousness - an uneasy psychological state; "he suffered an attack of nerves"

heebie-jeebies

noun
Slang. A state of nervous restlessness or agitation:
fidget (often used in plural), jitter (used in plural), jump (used in plural), shiver (used in plural), tremble (often used in plural).
Informal: all-overs, shake (used in plural).
Slang: jim-jams, willies.
Translations

heebie-jeebies

[ˌhiːbɪˈdʒiːbɪz] NPL to have the heebie-jeebies (= shaking) → tener un tembleque; (= fright, nerves) → estar hecho un flan
it gives me the heebie-jeebies (= revulsion) → me da asco; (= fright, apprehension) → me pone los pelos de punta, me da escalofríos

heebie-jeebies

pl (inf)Gänsehaut f (inf); it/he gives me the heebie-jeebiesdabei/wenn ich ihn sehe, bekomm ich eine Gänsehaut (inf)

heebie-jeebies

[ˈhiːbɪˈdʒiːbɪz] npl (fam) I had the heebie-jeebiesle gambe mi facevano giacomo giacomo
it gives me the heebie-jeebies → mi fa venire la tremarella
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