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Thursday, September 28, 2006

HEEBIE-JEEBIES

heebie-jeebies |ˈhēbē ˈjēbēz| plural noun ( the heebie-jeebies) informal a state of nervous fear or anxiety : it takes a lot more than a measly poltergeist to give me the heebie-jeebies. ORIGIN 1920s: coined by W. B. DeBeck (1890–1942), American cartoonist, in his comic strip Barney Google.

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