BrE D.T.'s AmE [ˌdi: ˈti:z] n
[Date: 1800-1900; Origin: Short for delirium tremens, from Latin, 'trembling delirium']
the DT's
a condition in which your body shakes and you see imaginary things, caused by drinking too much alcohol - used humorously

Dictionary of contemporary English. 2013.

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