This page is about the slang term jittery


very nervous

For example

  • Sir Elton has been singing his songs on stage for over forty years, but he says he still gets jittery before a concert.

  • Police at the airport closely observe people entering the country, and if anyone seems jittery they stop them and search them for drugs.

see also "the jitters"

Quick Quiz

When would most people feel a bit jittery?

a. after a long run

b. before giving a speech

c. while taking a cold shower

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Contributor: Matt Errey