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English definition of “jitters”

jitters

plural noun  /ˈdʒɪt̬·ərz/ us  
a feeling of being nervous that you experience before something important happens: I always get the jitters the morning before an exam.
jittery
adjective  /ˈdʒɪt̬·ə·ri/ us  
Gwen always felt jittery when she got up on stage.
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