This page is about the slang term antsy

American and Australian English


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.


This 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

a. talk

b. walk

c. relax

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Contributor: Matt Errey