This page is about the slang term jitters


nervousness, anxiety

For example

  • It's normal to get the jitters before doing an exam, but after it starts you'll begin to relax.

  • I always suffer a bout of the jitters before giving a presentation at work. How can I relax so I seem more confident and assured?

1. always used with the definite article "the" 2. see also "jittery"

Quick Quiz

Lots of people get the jitters when they

a. have a job interview

b. see a funny movie

c. have to wait in a long queue or line

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Contributor: Matt Errey