Heebie-jeebies: Extreme nervousness. A term coined by the America cartoonist Billy DeBeck (1890-1942) in his comic strip Barney Google.
pl.n. Slang A feeling of uneasiness or nervousness; the jitters. [Coined by William De Beck (1890-1942), American cartoonist, in his comic strip .]
Heebie-jeebies - the meaning and origin of this saying.
Usually defined as nervousness or fright; jitters; creeps... and I'm beginning to feel them. This usually doesn't happen to me until race week.
1. heebie jeebies A feeling of minor fright, anxiety, nervousness, apprehension, "the willies", phobic. That spider crawling on my neck gave me the heebie jeebies
noun ( used with a plural verb ) Slang . a condition of extreme nervousness caused by fear, worry, strain, etc.; the jitters; the willies (usually preceded by the ...