fidget

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Etymology[edit]

From fidge (to fidget) +‎ -et (frequentative ending).

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  • (UK, US) IPA(key): /ˈfɪdʒ.ɪt/
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  • Rhymes: -ɪdʒɪt

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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.

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fidget (plural fidgets)

  1. A nervous wriggling or twitching motion.
  2. (informal) A person who fidgets, especially habitually.

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