- (also habdabs)plural noun Brit. informal (often in phr. the screaming abdabs) nervous anxiety or irritation.Origin1940s: of unknown origin.
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'abdabs — n pl British See screaming abdabs … Contemporary slang
abdabs — Noun. Terror, the frights, nerves. Often heard as the screaming abdabs. Also very occasionally habdabs . 1940s … English slang and colloquialisms
abdabs — noun Extreme nervousness or anxiety; terror; heebie jeebies … Wiktionary
abdabs — n. fit of excessive irritation, nervous anxiety, habdabs; (Slang) frights, nerves, terror … English contemporary dictionary
abdabs, give one the — 1. Make one irritable or annoyed. 2. See also screaming abdabs. 3. Occ. habdabs … A concise dictionary of English slang
screaming abdabs — Noun. Terror, the frights, nerves. E.g. He s got the screaming abdabs since failing his driving exam 6 times. Cf. abdabs 1940s … English slang and colloquialisms
screaming abdabs — noun A state of extreme nervousness. Meanwhile, down the road a piece, another British firm has had an attack of the abdabs … Wiktionary
screaming (h)abdabs — n pl British a state of mental agitation bordering on hysteria. Usually heard in the phrase It gives me (a case of) the screaming abdabs : it makes me extremely irri tated, agitated … Contemporary slang
the screaming abdabs — nervous anxiety or irritation. → abdabs … English new terms dictionary
screaming abdabs — screaming habdabs or screaming abdabs see under ↑habdabs • • • Main Entry: ↑scream … Useful english dictionary