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antsy American and Australian English

Meaning: restless, impatient, unsettled

For example:

  • While he waited for the guy to get back with the dope, Greg was feeling antsy. He kept rubbing his hands and he couldn't sit still.

  • Many of the students were getting antsy as the exams got nearer.

Variety: This slang is typically used in American and Australian English but may be used in other varieties of English too.

Quick Quiz:

Someone who's feeling antsy will find it difficult to
  1. talk
  2. walk
  3. relax

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