- 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.
fidget definition by Webster's New World
- the state of being restless, nervous, or uneasy
- a fidgety person
Origin: ; from obsolete fidge, to fidget ; from Middle English fichen ; from uncertain or unknown; perhaps or akin to Old Norse fìkja, to fidget
fidget definition by American Heritage Dictionary
verb fidg·et·ed, fidg·et·ing, fidg·ets verb, intransitive
- To behave or move nervously or restlessly.
- To play or fuss; fiddle: He fidgeted with his notes while lecturing.
- A condition of restlessness as manifested by nervous movements. Often used in the plural with the.
- One that fidgets.
Origin: From obsolete and dialectal fidge, to move restlessly, perhaps from Middle English fiken, of Scandinavian origin.
fidget - Phrases/Idioms