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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the feeling that one gets because of a scary situation.
Sally: Omg me and my bf almost broke up! It gave me the heebie jeebies!
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A mythical creature, who dwells in the anuses of unsuspecting individuals. The creature is believed to have features like that of a Fat Mike and/or Ruben.
Will: Oh my god! three heebie jeebies just crawled out of my asshole!

Inferno: Are you bleeding?
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Roommate #1: Jew, did you touch me? You're giving me the heebie jeebies.

Roommate #2: Fuck you
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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.
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