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heebie-jeebies is a condition of extreme nervousness caused by fear, worry, strain, etc.; the jitters; the willies (usually preceded by something of the following):

1. Being alone in the dark gives me the heebie-jeebies.
2 The speech therapist said she got the heebie-jeebies.
3 How can you have the heebie-jeebies for Mr. Boggles-worth? Look at him.
4 A ghost touched me in my sleep and I got the rite heebie-jeebies.
5 Don't start talking about aunt Doreen - she gives me such the heebie-jeebies.
6 I don't mind most insects, but spiders really give me the heebie-jeebies.
7 Seeing a spider, even on the TV, always gives me the heebie-jeebies.
8 For a code-quality addict like myself, this combination drastically reduces the heebie-jeebies and allows me to get to what I like doing best: writing bullet-proof software.


Said to be in the 1920's
heebie jeebies could be defined in the following sentance:

"it takes a lot more than a measly poltergeist to give me the heebie-jeebies"
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Briefly, "the realization that each random passerby is living a life as vivid and complex as your own." Originally from the Dictionary of Obscure Sorrows, which has a lot more beautiful neologism definitions like this you might enjoy.
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A feeling of minor fright, anxiety, nervousness, apprehension, "the willies", phobic
That spider crawling on my neck gave me the heebie jeebies
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The feeling of shivers down your spine, or the hair on the back of your neck rising. Usually used in reference to something scary (common usage), but can also be used in reference to something gross or stomach-churning (rare usage).
Walking through the cemetary at night gives me the heebie-jeebies.
by Msquared May 26, 2003
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1. Noun: The physical and psychic reaction to something revolting or disgusting. May be expressed in a shiver, shudder, or the archtypal skin crawling.

2. Noun: The fear response to something perceived as paranormal. Being spooked or creeped out.
When I first heard about Total Information Awareness, I got the heebie jeebies.
by kiddo October 08, 2003
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A sensation one feels when they enter a scarey situation with unknown consequences.
The kids all got the heebie jeebies as they entered the old haunted mansion on a Halloween dare.
by Lonni Jobe October 13, 2003
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