jitters definition, meaning - what is jitters in the British English Dictionary & Thesaurus - Cambridge Dictionaries Online

Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

English definition of “jitters”

See all translations

jitters

noun [plural] uk   /ˈdʒɪt.əz/  us   /ˈdʒɪt̬.ɚz/ informal
a feeling of nervousness that you experience before something important happens: I always get the jitters the morning before an exam.figurative The collapse of the company has caused jitters in the financial markets.
Translations of “jitters”
in Chinese (Traditional) (極度的)緊張不安, 恐慌…
in Russian беспокойство, нервная дрожь…
in Turkish sinir, asabiyet…
in Chinese (Simplified) (极度的)紧张不安, 恐慌…
in Polish trema, drżenie…
(Definition of jitters from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
What is the pronunciation of jitters?
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website

Definitions of “jitters” in other dictionaries

Word of the Day

disappear off the face of the earth

to disappear completely

Word of the Day

The language of elections

by Liz Walter,
April 22, 2015
On May 7th, citizens of the UK will be going to the polls (having an election) to decide who will form the next government. This kind of election is known as a general election. The country is divided into 650 areas, called constituencies. Each constituency elects a member of parliament (MP) to

Read More 

dumbwalking noun

April 20, 2015
walking slowly, without paying attention to the world around you because you are consulting a smartphone He told me dumbwalking probably wouldn’t be a long-term problem.

Read More