clipping adjective
anxious, nervous
The word “angsh,” used in casual conversation within my circle of friends, is a clip of the word “anxious” and has largely retained the meaning of its parent word. It also serves somewhat as a euphemism, to lighten the tone and lessen the gravity that normally comes when expressing one’s feelings of anxiety to friends.
Etymology : clipping (the “anx” segment from “anxious,” whose spelling was then altered to more clearly indicate pronunciation)
Source : conversation with a friend, Oct. 31, 2019: “I have an exam next week that I am so angsh about but I still can’t bring myself to start studying.”
Last modified: 18 December 2019