jitter

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English[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

Possibly alteration of chitter (tremble, shiver), from Middle English chittern (to twitter, chatter)

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Noun[edit]

jitter (plural jitters)

  1. A nervous action; a tic.
  2. (chiefly in the plural, often with "the") A state of nervousness.
    That creepy movie gave me the jitters.
    • 2010 December 29, Chris Whyatt, “Chelsea 1 - 0 Bolton”, BBC:
      But Bolton deserve real credit, seeking to take advantage of their jitters at every opportunity in typically determined fashion.
  3. (telecommunications) An abrupt and unwanted variation of one or more signal characteristics.
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Verb[edit]

jitter (third-person singular simple present jitters, present participle jittering, simple past and past participle jittered)

  1. (intransitive) To be nervous.
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Etymology 2[edit]

jit +‎ -er

Noun[edit]

jitter (plural jitters)

  1. (computing) A program or routine that performs jitting.

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