fidget

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fidget (third-person singular simple present fidgets, present participle fidgeting or fidgetting, simple past and past participle fidgeted or fidgetted)

  1. (intransitive) To wiggle or twitch; to move around nervously or idly.
  2. (transitive) To cause to fidget; to make uneasy.
    • 1905, Baroness Emmuska Orczy, chapter 1, The Case of Miss Elliott[1]:
      “Do I fidget you ?” he asked apologetically, whilst his long bony fingers buried themselves, string, knots, and all, into the capacious pockets of his magnificent tweed ulster.

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fidget (plural fidgets)

  1. (informal) A person who fidgets, especially habitually.

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