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hee·bie-jee·bies  audio  (hb-jbz) KEY 

pl.n.
Slang
A feeling of uneasiness or nervousness; the jitters.

ETYMOLOGY:
Coined by William De Beck (1890-1942), American cartoonist, in his comic strip Barney Google


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