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Feelings of uneasiness. Often used with the: The dark, dank cave gave me the willies.
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the willies slang nervousness, jitters, or fright (esp in the phrase give (or get) the willies)
[C20: of unknown origin]
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nervousness or fright; jitters (usu. prec. by the).
[1895–1900, Amer.; orig. obscure; compare -s3]
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|Noun||1.||willies - feelings of uneasiness; "that guy gave me the willies"|
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willies[ˈwɪlɪz] NPL it gives me the willies → me da horror
I get the willies whenever I think about it → me horroriza pensar en ello
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