This page is about the slang term jumpy.

Meaning: anxious, uneasy, on edge

For example:

  • Customs officials get suspicious if air passengers seem jumpy and nervous when their luggage is being checked.

  • Everyone in the city was jumpy after the terrorists bombed the railway station.

Quick Quiz:

Peter gets jumpy whenever he's boarding a plane because

a. he loves flying

b. he exercises before a flight

c. he has a fear of flying

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Contributor: Matt Errey