screaming meemies

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scream·ing mee·mies

 (skrē′mĭng mē′mēz)
pl.n. (Used with a sing. or pl. verb) Slang
An attack of nerves; the jitters.

[Expressive of nervousness.]
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Noun1.screaming meemies - extreme nervousnessscreaming meemies - 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"
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Williamson sent our wire crew up ahead and then told me to find more about an area where the shells we called "screaming meemies" were falling.
a terrible noise; we called it the 'screaming meemies.' After this barrage I looked over to my left and a boy from A company, about 20 feet away, had lost the top of his head."
Boden, " 'Screaming Meemies' Was the Name for the Ferocious German Rocket Used at the Battle of the Bulge," World War II, Vol.