• WordNet 3.6
    • adj jumpy causing or characterized by jolts and irregular movements "a rough ride"
    • adj jumpy being in a tense state
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Some of the other names that were thought of for the dwarfs in the Disney movie "Snow White" were Awful, Dirty, Shifty, Hotsy, and Jumpy
    • a Jumpy Jumping, or inducing to jump; characterized by jumps;
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In literature:

But Edna and Mrs. Pulsifer acted sort of restless and jumpy.
"Torchy, Private Sec." by Sewell Ford
First off she's inclined to be nervous and jumpy and don't want to talk about Babe at all.
"Torchy and Vee" by Sewell Ford
At dinner Auntie is still sort of jumpy but she says it's a great satisfaction to know that she is out here in the calm, peaceful country.
"Torchy As A Pa" by Sewell Ford
As I read over the last few chapters of this narrative, I see that I have been giving the reader rather too jumpy a time.
"The Girl on the Boat" by Pelham Grenville Wodehouse
You're a bit jumpy still and can't be allowed to run any risks.
"A College Girl" by Mrs. George de Horne Vaizey
He was so upset, on account of being caught away from home on a windy day, that he was unusually jumpy and fidgety.
"The Tale of Daddy Longlegs" by Arthur Scott Bailey
Two or three evenin's now I've felt almost jumpy, just over nothing at all, it seems.
"The House of Torchy" by Sewell Ford
When that condition bettered, and he began to feel again, he was nervous and jumpy.
"The Rich Little Poor Boy" by Eleanor Gates
PATCH: It makes me jumpy.
"Wappin' Wharf" by Charles S. Brooks
Marla wanted to know why I seemed so jumpy.
"Man Made" by Albert R. Teichner
Especially is such jumpiness detrimental to sharing affairs of the heart.
"Working With the Working Woman" by Cornelia Stratton Parker
It's made me jumpy before now, looking for it.
"The Dark Tower" by Phyllis Bottome
The typical simian brain is supremely distractable, and it's really too jumpy by nature to endure much reflection.
"This Simian World" by Clarence Day
The effect the coffee had on him was to make his nerves jumpy.
"The Fighting Edge" by William MacLeod Raine
Some of them began to get jumpy, swearing they saw all manner of men and things.
"The Submarine Hunters" by Percy F. Westerman
Any other time I might have wondered why Dudley looked so jumpy and bad-tempered, but all I was thinking of then was my ugly news.
"The La Chance Mine Mystery" by Susan Carleton Jones
Let's not be jumpy, boys.
"The Pirates of Shan" by Harold Leland Goodwin
Those limp, jumpy creatures on the desks out there might actually start earning their keep.
"Confidence Game" by James McKimmey
I had never felt so jumpy.
"The Black Watch" by Scout Joe Cassells
He walked beside her with an elastic, somewhat jumpy step.
"The Song of Songs" by Hermann Sudermann

In poetry:

We-all was gettin' jumpy, but he couldn't understand
Why his shootin' made us nervous when his cookin' was so grand.
He kept right on performin', and it weren't no big surprise
When he took to markin' tombstones on the covers of his pies.
"Boomer Johnson" by Henry Herbert Knibbs

In news:

Franchise reboot is jumpy, grandly staged.
Taming a jumpy cursor .
Halo 4' is a very familiar experience, including the jumpy online battles.
Juan Williams and NPR's jumpy decision.
The Nation Carries On, Jumpy but Still Resolute.
When a Novel Flu Is Involved, Health Officials Get Jumpy .
This dazzling electro-psych band is two arty Brooklyn dudes who derive keyboard lines from the jumpy gait of a praying mantis and dress up in matching capes.
The Nation Carries On, Jumpy but Still Resolute .
Youll have to forgive me if this column seems a little jumpy or disjointed.
"This 'jumpy' throttle condition ceases immediately as soon as the driver releases the accelerator pedal," Strickland wrote.
"This `jumpy' throttle condition ceases immediately as soon as the driver releases the accelerator pedal," Strickland wrote.
Children will enjoy a Jumpy Castle and games.
The jumpy things were so fun.
Anderson Cooper had good reason to get jumpy during a weekend newscast.
The scenes stretch on forever, the dialogue is jumpy, and the blossoming father-daughter relationship that makes up the heart of the play is unconvincing.

In science:

One may also have to live with the jumpiness of local horizons, or at least investigate it further to see if it has any physical consequences.
Black holes and black hole thermodynamics without event horizons
The second possibility may run into problems with the well-known jumpiness of apparent horizons .
Black holes and black hole thermodynamics without event horizons
While the trapping horizon itself may be smooth this jumpiness is caused precisely by the condition of a spacelike trapping horizon possibly intersecting a given partial Cauchy slicing multiple times.
Black holes and black hole thermodynamics without event horizons
The famous jumpiness of apparent horizons and the spacelike nature of growing local horizons can cause problems for assigning a continuous entropy function.
Black holes and black hole thermodynamics without event horizons
Since solar rotation brings significantly different magnetic features into the analysed disk center region, Bapp becomes jumpy when using such course time cadence.
Nature of the solar dynamo at small scales
Average values of β0 were jumpy and did not correlate consistently with the level of induced intermittency.
Statistical randomization test for QCD intermittency in a single-event distribution
This jumpiness disappears for higher values of junction width, and eventually, when d/λJ = ∞ the steps become broader and smooth.
Non-linear microwave impedance of short and long Josephson Junctions