willies
noun plural Etymology: origin unknown Date: circa 1896 a fit of nervousness ; jitters — used with the

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  • Willies — País …   Wikipedia Español

  • willies — ► PLURAL NOUN (the willies) informal ▪ a strong feeling of nervous discomfort. ORIGIN of unknown origin …   English terms dictionary

  • willies — 1896, spell of nervousness, perhaps from the woollies, a dialectal term for nervous uneasiness, probably in reference to the itchiness of wool garments …   Etymology dictionary

  • willies — ☆ willies [wil′ēz ] pl.n. [< ?] Slang a state of nervousness; jitters: with the …   English World dictionary

  • Willies — 50° 07′ 18″ N 4° 05′ 56″ E / 50.1216666667, 4.09888888889 …   Wikipédia en Français

  • willies — n. (colloq.) jitters 1) to get the willies 2) to give smb. the willies (her behavior gives me the willies) * * * [ wɪlɪz] (colloq.) [ jitters ] to get the willies to give smb. the willies (her behavior gives me the willies) …   Combinatory dictionary

  • willies — noun A feeling of nervousness or fear (usually in the phrase give someone the willies.) Staying in the haunted house gave me the willies …   Wiktionary

  • willies — plural noun (the willies) informal a strong feeling of nervous discomfort: the room gave him the willies. Origin C19 (orig. US): of unknown origin …   English new terms dictionary

  • willies — n. a case of fear or anxiety. (See also screaming meemies.) □ That kind of movie always gives me the willies. □ I got the willies before the test …   Dictionary of American slang and colloquial expressions

  • willies — /wil eez/, n. (used with a pl. v.) Informal. nervousness or fright; jitters; creeps (usually prec. by the): That horror movie gave me the willies. [1895 1900, Amer.; orig. obscure; cf. S3] * * * …   Universalium

  • willies — n Nervousness from fear, heebie jeebies Just thinking of how close I came to hitting that other car gives me the willies. 1890s …   Historical dictionary of American slang

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