fidg·et / ˈfijit/ • v. (fidg·et·ed , fidg·et·ing ) [intr.] make small movements, esp. of the hands and feet, through nervousness or impatience: the audience had begun to fidget on their chairs. • n. a quick, small movement, typically a repeated one, caused by nervousness or impatience: he disturbed other people with convulsive fidgets. ∎ a person given to such movements, esp. one whom other people find irritating. ∎ (usu. fidgets) a state of mental or physical restlessness or uneasiness: a marketing person full of nervous energy and fidgets. DERIVATIVES: fidg·et·er n. fidg·et·y adj.
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