meemies

screaming-meemie

1. A screaming, crying infant or young child. The poor couple came in with three screaming-meemies hanging off of them. Now, now, Dorothy—don't be a screaming-meemie! You can play with the toy when it's your turn!
2. By extension, someone who is prone to overblown, petulant complaints. You sure like to dish out insults to people, but you turn into a real screaming-meemie the moment anyone says anything against you. I'm not being a screaming-meemie! I just don't like you talking to me that way.
3. An attack of nervous agitation, as caused by fear, stress, anxiety, etc. Used in the plural. We all got a bad case of the screaming-meemies when we walked into the spooky old house. My poor mother had the screaming-meemies all day as she waited for the doctor to call with her results.

screamie-meemie

1. slang A screaming, crying infant or young child. The poor couple came in with three screamie-meemies hanging off of them. Now, now, Dorothy—don't be a screamie-meemie! You can play with the toy when it's your turn!
2. slang By extension, someone who is prone to overblown, petulant complaints. You sure like to dish out insults to people, but you turn into a real screamie-meemie the moment anyone says anything against you. I'm not being a screamie-meemie! I just don't like you talking to me that way.
3. slang An attack of nervous agitation, as caused by fear, stress, anxiety, etc. Used in the plural. We all got a bad case of the screamie-meemies when we walked into the spooky old house. My poor mother had the screamie-meemies all day as she waited for the doctor to call with her results.

screaming-meemie

and screamie-meemie
n. a screaming child or adult. Oh, don’t be such a screaming-meemie!

screamie-meemie

verb

screaming-meemies

and screaming-meamies
n. the willies—a mental breakdown. They sent Bart away with the screaming-meemies.
References in periodicals archive ?
Williamson sent our wire crew up ahead and then told me to find more about an area where the shells we called "screaming meemies" were falling.
At my left elbow the base of a screaming meemie was smoking, but it had missed me entirely.
a terrible noise; we called it the 'screaming meemies.' After this barrage I looked over to my left and a boy from A company, about 20 feet away, had lost the top of his head."
Boden, " 'Screaming Meemies' Was the Name for the Ferocious German Rocket Used at the Battle of the Bulge," World War II, Vol.
Soldiers in France described the sounds of the incoming rounds as moaning, whining, and screaming, resulting in the nickname of "Screaming Meemie" for the rocket launcher.
They had "screaming meemies" screaming towards them.
Some were showered by nebelwerfer, rocket-launched high explosives known to Allied soldiers as "screaming meemies" for the shrill sound they made in flight.
Elsewhere--and even more fun--I write: "Having the screaming meemies is like having the heebie-jeebies."
The grammar checker thinks about that a little, then says to consider "as" or "as if" instead of "like." And as if that weren't bad enough, the spellchecker chimes in that I should change "meemies" to "memos" "mammies," "mummies" "mommies" or "mimes."
The remasculinizing escapes are but temporary comforts that cannot remedy the "meemies" nor rectify a dissolving marriage (162).
Original: "Having the screaming meemies is like having the heebie-jeebies."
(Those who claim a homestead society is impossible because not everyone wants to live in the country should note that just the previous sentence is enough to give some of us the screaming meemies: we could just as readily say an urban society is impossible because not everyone wants to live in a city, or even in a high-tech world that ignores or even destroys nature.)
A hangover, the result of a drinking spree, has also been called the "katzenjammers" (from the German for cat's wailing), the "DT's" (an abbreviation of the Latin "delirium tremens" - trembling delirium), the "heebie-jeebies" (from the 1923 comic strip "Barney Google") and "the screaming meemies" (origin unknown).
Vitus' Dance), jimjams, screaming meemies, and uglies (one of the few diseases one takes pills to acquire rather than to cure).