WordReference Random House Learner's Dictionary of American English © 2017
fidg•et /ˈfɪdʒɪt/USA pronunciation   v. [no object]
  1. to move about restlessly, nervously, or impatiently:fidgeting anxiously before being interviewed.

n. [countable]
  1. Often,  fidgets. [plural] the condition or an instance of being nervously restless:gets the fidgets during long meetings.
fidg•et•y, adj.,  -i•er, -i•est. 

WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2017
fidg•et  (fijit),USA pronunciation v.i. 
  1. to move about restlessly, nervously, or impatiently.

v.t. 
  1. to cause to fidget;
    make uneasy.

n. 
  1. Often,  fidgets. the condition or an instance of being nervously restless, uneasy, or impatient.
  2. Also,  fidget•er. a person who fidgets.
fidget•ing•ly, adv. 
  • 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
  1. (intransitive) to move about restlessly
  2. (intransitive) often followed by with: to make restless or uneasy movements (with something); fiddle
  3. (transitive) to cause to fidget
n
  1. (often plural) a state of restlessness or unease, esp as expressed in continual motion: he's got the fidgets
  2. a person who fidgets
Etymology: 17th Century: from earlier fidge, probably from Old Norse fīkjast to desire eagerly

ˈfidgety adj



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