meaning of antsy

antsy meaning in Etymology Dictionary

1838, American English, from plural of ant + -y (2); most likely reflecting the same image while the slang phrase have ants in (one's) pants "be restless and fidgety" from a hundred years later on. Relevant: Antsiness.

antsy meaning in General Dictionary

nervous and incapable of relax

Sentence Examples with the word antsy

She fidgeted then rose, too antsy to sit still when her emotions were in turmoil.

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