This page is about the slang term willies


(always in plural form the willies) a feeling of fear or strong apprehension

For example

  • The sound of rats scratching around in the walls gave him the willies.

  • Feeling something brush against my face in the darkness, I suddenly got the willies and started to run.

Quick Quiz

The old house gave Jeffrey the willies. Every time he went inside, he felt

a. peaceful

b. nervous

c. energized

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Contributor: Matt Errey