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  • jim-jams — jim jams1 plural noun informal a fit of depression or nervousness. Origin C16 (orig. denoting a small article or knick knack): fanciful reduplication. jim jams2 plural noun Brit. informal pyjamas. Origin early 20th cent.: abbrev. of pie jim jams …   English new terms dictionary

  • jim-jams — (jĭmʹjămz ) pl.n. Slang 1. The jitters. 2. Delirium tremens.   [Expressive of the trembling associated with delirium tremens.] * * * …   Universalium

  • jim|jams — «JIHM jamz», noun (plural). Slang. 1. delirium tremens. 2. a creepy feeling; fidgets; creeps …   Useful english dictionary

  • jim-jams — n.pl. 1 sl. = delirium tremens. 2 colloq. a fit of depression or nervousness. Etymology: fanciful redupl. * * * [ jim ˌjamz] plural n. informal a fit of depression or nervousness prerace jim jams Origin: mid 16th cent. (originally denoting a… …   Useful english dictionary

  • jim-jams — n pl 1. pyjamas. A nursery word, especially popular in Britain and Australia. A coat that can double as a dressing gown, nice stripy jim jams such are the staples of male Anglo Saxon sartoria. (Tatler, November 1985) 2. an attack of nerves, the… …   Contemporary slang

  • jim-jams — noun pajamas …   Wiktionary

  • jim-jams — (Roget s Thesaurus II) noun Slang. A state of nervous restlessness or agitation: fidget (often used in plural), jitter (used in plural), jump (used in plural), shiver1 (used in plural), tremble (often used in plural). Informal: all overs, shake… …   English dictionary for students

  • jim jams — n. nervousness, stress, anxiety, jitters (Slang); pyjamas (British Slang) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • jim-jams —  1. Nervous tension, excitement, fear.  2. Pyjamas. Juv …   A concise dictionary of English slang

  • jim-jams — A slang term for delirium tremens, also slang for a nervousness, even for a belly ache …   Ballentine's law dictionary

  • pie-jim-jams — …   Useful english dictionary


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