from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- intransitive v. To behave or move nervously or restlessly.
- intransitive v. To play or fuss; fiddle: He fidgeted with his notes while lecturing.
- transitive v. To cause to behave or move nervously or restlessly.
- n. A condition of restlessness as manifested by nervous movements. Often used in the plural with the.
- n. One that fidgets.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- v. to wiggle or twitch; to move around nervously or idly
- n. A person who fidgets, especially habitually.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- intransitive v. To move uneasily one way and the other; to move irregularly, or by fits and starts.
- n. Uneasiness; restlessness.
- n. A general nervous restlessness, manifested by incessant changes of position; dysphoria.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To move uneasily one way and the other; move irregularly, or in fits and starts; be restless or uneasy; show impatience or uneasiness by restless movements.
- To make restless, nervous, or fidgety.
- n. The expression of uneasiness, restlessness, impatience, etc., by irregular spasmodic movements and changes of physical expression; the condition of feeling thus expressed: commonly in the plural: as, to be in a fidget or the fidgets; to have the fidgets.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a feeling of agitation expressed in continual motion
- v. move restlessly
From obsolete and dialectal fidge, to move restlessly, perhaps from Middle English fiken, of Scandinavian origin.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)