-noun (used with a plural verb)
1. slang. a condition of extreme nervousness caused by fear, worry, strain, etc.; the jitters; the willies (usually preceded by the)
"Yo Mama so ugly, her face gives me the heebie-jeebies."
"When you say you've got 'the heebie-jeebies' I can't tell if you mean you're scared or you have a bug infestation."
Origin: (from etymonline.com)
"1923, said to have been coined by U.S. cartoonist Billy De Beck (1890-1942), creator of 'Barney Google.'"
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