hee|bie-jee|bies «HEE bee JEE beez», noun plural.
Slang. the jitters; fidgets: »

In spring you can get the heebie-jeebies Untangling chickadees from phoebes (E. B. White).

[a humorous coinage]

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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  • hee·bie-jee·bies — /ˌhiːbiˈʤiːbiz/ noun the heebie jeebies informal : nervous feelings He gave me the heebie jeebies. [=he made me feel nervous] I got the heebie jeebies when I saw him looking at me …   Useful english dictionary

  • bie-jee — hee·bie jee·bies; …   English syllables

  • bies — dar·bies; hee·bie jee·bies; ra·bies; sca·bies; hee·by jee·bies; …   English syllables

  • hee — co·hee; hee·bie jee·bies; owy·hee·ite; tow·hee; te·hee; hee·by jee·bies; sha·hee; spa·hee; whang·hee; …   English syllables

  • heebie-jeebies — hee·bie jee·bies …   English syllables

  • heebie-jeebies — hee|bie jee|bies [ ,hibi dʒibiz ] noun plural INFORMAL a very nervous feeling …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • heebie-jeebies — hee•bie jee•bies [[t]ˈhi biˈdʒi biz[/t]] n. pl. Informal. sts a condition of extreme nervousness; willies; jitters (usu. prec. by the) • Etymology: 1905–10, amer.; rhyming compound coined by W. De Beck (1890–1942), U.S. cartoonist …   From formal English to slang

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