American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- v. To behave or move nervously or restlessly.
- v. To play or fuss; fiddle: He fidgeted with his notes while lecturing.
- 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.
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.
- v. intransitive to wiggle or twitch; to move around nervously or idly
- n. informal A person who fidgets, especially habitually.
GNU Webster's 1913
- 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.
- 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)
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