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WordReference Random House Learner's Dictionary of American English © 2016
fidg•et /ˈfɪdʒɪt/USA pronunciation
v. [no object]WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2016
- to move about restlessly, nervously, or impatiently:fidgeting anxiously before being interviewed.
fidg•et•y, adj., -i•er, -i•est.
- Often, fidgets. [plural] the condition or an instance of being nervously restless:gets the fidgets during long meetings.
(fij′it),USA pronunciation v.i.
- to move about restlessly, nervously, or impatiently.
- to cause to fidget;
- Often, fidgets. the condition or an instance of being nervously restless, uneasy, or impatient.
- Also, fidg′et•er. a person who fidgets.
- 1665–75; compare dialect, dialectal fidge to fidget, akin to the synonymous expressive words fitch, fig, fike; compare Old Norse fīkjast to be eager, Old Swedish fīkja to be restless
Collins Concise English Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers::
fidget /ˈfɪdʒɪt/ vb
- (intransitive) to move about restlessly
- (intransitive) often followed by with: to make restless or uneasy movements (with something); fiddle
- (transitive) to cause to fidget
Etymology: 17th Century: from earlier fidge, probably from Old Norse fīkjast to desire eagerlyˈfidgety adj
- (often plural) a state of restlessness or unease, esp as expressed in continual motion: he's got the fidgets
- a person who fidgets
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