adjectiveNorth American informal
Agitated, impatient, or restless: he was too antsy to stay in one place for long
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- I lay restless and antsy, tossing and turning every couple of minutes.
- She sensed that he was growing impatient and somewhat antsy.
- And losing makes fans unhappy, coaches uneasy and owners antsy, ready to press the fire button.
Mid 19th century: probably from the phrase have ants in one's pants (see ant).
Words that rhyme with antsyClancy, fancy, Nancy
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