Meaning of “jitters” in the English Dictionary

"jitters" in American English

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jittersplural noun

us /ˈdʒɪt̬·ərz/

a feeling of being nervous that you experience before something important happens:

I always get the jitters the morning before an exam.
adjective us /ˈdʒɪt̬·ə·ri/

Gwen always felt jittery when she got up on stage.

(Definition of “jitters” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"jitters" in Business English

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jittersnoun [ plural ]

uk /ˈdʒɪtəz/ us informal

feelings of nervousness or fear:

Tougher credit conditions have caused jitters in the financial markets.

(Definition of “jitters” from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)