noun plural Etymology: perhaps alteration of delirium tremens Date: 1852 jitters

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  • jimjams — jim•jams [[t]ˈdʒɪmˌdʒæmz[/t]] n. (used with a pl. v.) Slang. 1) jitters 2) delirium tremens • Etymology: 1540–50; compound based on jam I …   From formal English to slang

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