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fidg•et /ˈfɪdʒɪt/USA pronunciationv. [no object]
  • to move about restlessly, nervously, or impatiently:fidgeting anxiously before being interviewed.

  • n. [countable]
  • 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.


    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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