Synonyms for willies

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The "Willies" themselves had had the best of care and attention.

If I'm in for having a trained nurse do it for me, it'll give me the Willies.

They give me the jimjams, the willies, and I want to get away.

It was not Willies knock, she knew, but it might be news of Willie.

He is quite good at the Willies,24 and so I think we have got a fair chance.

Minnie Mead, Willies wife, turned in $40 by her sewing machine.

There is also a place for a gun in the rear, but this is rarely used, for "Willies" do not often turn tail and flee!

In a word, we had succumbed to the "Willies," and would permit no man to utter a word of criticism against them.

It was no fault of Willies that the play had not succeeded, and it was cruel to visit such a misfortune upon his innocent head.

A guy like me, which has got a real expressive face, could get the willies just looking at them.

WORD ORIGIN

1896, "spell of nervousness," perhaps from the woollies, a dialectal term for "nervous uneasiness," probably in reference to the itchiness of wool garments.

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