adjectiveNorth American • informal
- Agitated, impatient, or restless: he was too antsy to stay in one place for longMore example sentences
- 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).