A person who is jittery is nervous.
When used a noun, this word is almost always plural and it usually refers to an uncontrollable movement in which the body shakes.
Cultural note: In the 1930’s and 1940’s a popular dance called "the jitterbug" thrilled young people and shocked their parents. Some of the movements are jittery, thus the name of the dance. The video below shows how it’s done:
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This page was first published on January 10, 2014. It was updated on May 13, 2016.