screaming meemies
noun plural but singular in construction Etymology: origin unknown Date: 1942 nervous hysteria ; jitters

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  • screaming meemies — ☆ screaming meemies [mē′mēz ] n. 〚/span> SCREAMING + echoic redupl.: orig. used of Ger shells in WWI〛 Slang extreme nervous tension * * * …   Universalium

  • screaming meemies — ☆ screaming meemies [mē′mēz ] n. [< SCREAMING + echoic redupl.: orig. used of Ger shells in WWI] Slang extreme nervous tension …   English World dictionary

  • screaming-meemies — /skree ming mee meez/, n. (used with a sing. or pl. v.) Informal. extreme nervousness; hysteria (usually prec. by the). [1925 30; redupl. with alter. of SCREAMING; see Y2, S3] * * * …   Universalium

  • screaming-meemies — AND screaming …   Dictionary of American slang and colloquial expressions

  • screaming-meemies — /skree ming mee meez/, n. (used with a sing. or pl. v.) Informal. extreme nervousness; hysteria (usually prec. by the). [1925 30; redupl. with alter. of SCREAMING; see Y2, S3] …   Useful english dictionary

  • screaming-meemies — scream′ing mee′mies [[t]ˈmi miz[/t]] n. inf (used with a sing. or pl. v.) Informal. extreme nervousness; hysteria • Etymology: 1925–30 …   From formal English to slang

  • screaming meemies — noun extreme nervousness • Syn: ↑jitters, ↑heebie jeebies • Usage Domain: ↑slang, ↑cant, ↑jargon, ↑lingo, ↑argot, ↑patois, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • meemies — ˈmēmēz, miz noun plural but singular in construction Etymology: by shortening : screaming meemies you get the meemies when you re shut up in a tight spot F.L.Harvey …   Useful english dictionary

  • screaming mee|mies — «MEE meez», U.S. Slang. extreme nervousness or hysteria; jitters. ╂[meemies, probably reduplication and alteration of screaming] …   Useful english dictionary

  • jitters — n. an uneasy state; nervousness; as, the prospect of being drafted gave him a bad case of the jitters. Syn: nervousness, nerves, screaming meemies. [WordNet 1.5] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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