jumpy jumpy  /ˈdʒəm pi/

Definition(s):

  1. (adj) being in a tense state
  2. (adj) causing or characterized by jolts and irregular movements

Usage(s):

  1. Style: Cluttered, jumpy, and often muddled.
  2. That ought to be enough to spook even the least jumpy patient, but the fact is, recognizing just what a roll of the dice medicine can be may be a good thing.
  3. What made the industry jumpy was the sudden growth of the ammoniated tooth cleansersand the skyrocketing sales of a newcomer in the big dental field.

News

  1. Markets likely to stay jumpy as investors fret over end of easy money

    NEW YORK -- Jumpy markets may not calm down anytime soon.        
    on June 11, 2013     Source: Los Angeles Times

  2. Stocks Nervous Before Jobs Data

    Stocks have been jumpy ahead of today's jobs report as Dunkin and Krispy Kreme celebrate donut day and Microsoft delivers bad Xbox news.        
    on June 7, 2013     Source: TheStreet.com

Quotes

  1. "Matty's swing has been a little quieter. He's not as jumpy as he was in swinging the bat. He's a little more patient and it's paying off for him," manager Joe Torre said. "He's not afraid to get behind in the count, and I think that's a big...
    on Jul 6, 2010 By: Joe Torre Source: USA Today

  2. "He likes drama," Barnes said of the late shots by Abrams. "We want AJ to shoot it. That's his role he has to play. In the first half, I think he was 1-for-8 and I think four of those shots were because he was antsy and jumpy. But for the...
    on Mar 9, 2008 By: Rick Barnes Source: HoopsWorld

  3. "I think that if you have direct talks between Abu Mazen, Netanyahu, their teams, that builds trust. And trust then allows for both sides to not be so jumpy or paranoid about every single move that's being made," Obama said.
    on Jul 8, 2010 By: Barack Obama Source: UPI.com

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