adjective (jumpier; -est) Date: 1869 1. characterized by jumps or sudden variations 2. nervous, jitteryjumpiness noun

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  • jumpy — [[t]ʤʌ̱mpi[/t]] ADJ GRADED: usu v link ADJ If you are jumpy, you are nervous or worried about something. [INFORMAL] I told myself not to be so jumpy... When he spoke his voice was jumpy. Syn: jittery, edgy, on edge …   English dictionary

  • jumpy — UK [ˈdʒʌmpɪ] / US adjective Word forms jumpy : adjective jumpy comparative jumpier superlative jumpiest 1) informal nervous 2) a jumpy image or sound keeps moving or being interrupted …   English dictionary

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