- To fidget is defined as to make small movements, often because you are restless, nervous or uncomfortable.
An example of fidget is a child who moves around a lot in his chair on a plane because he is restless and bored.
- the state of being restless, nervous, or uneasy
- a fidgety person
Origin of fidget; from obsolete fidge, to fidget ; from Middle English fichen ; from uncertain or unknown; perhaps or akin to Old Norse fìkja, to fidget
verbfidg·et·ed, fidg·et·ing, fidg·ets
- To behave or move nervously or restlessly.
- To play or fuss; fiddle: He fidgeted with his notes while lecturing.
- fidgets A condition of restlessness as manifested by nervous movements. Often used with the: a bored child who had the fidgets.
- One that fidgets.
Origin of fidgetFrom obsolete and dialectal fidge, to move restlessly, perhaps from Middle English fiken, of Scandinavian origin.
(third-person singular simple present fidgets, present participle fidgeting or fidgetting, simple past and past participle fidgeted or fidgetted)
- (informal) A person who fidgets, especially habitually.