antsy

[ ant-see ]SEE DEFINITION OF antsy

EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR ANTSY

"Tell the truth, I'm sort of antsy to get back," Joe Kivelson said.

Give the suits something to occupy themselves with—otherwise they get antsy and stir up trouble.

WORD ORIGIN

1838, American English, from plural of ant + -y (2); probably reflecting the same image as the slang expression have ants in (one's) pants "be restless and fidgety" from a century later. Related: Antsiness.

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