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fidget

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noun fidg·et \ˈfi-jət\

Definition of fidget

  1. 1 :  uneasiness or restlessness as shown by nervous movements —usually used in plural

  2. 2 [2fidget] :  one that fidgets

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Origin and Etymology of fidget

irregular from fidge


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fidget

verb fidg·et

Definition of fidget

  1. intransitive verb
  2. :  to move or act restlessly or nervously

  3. transitive verb
  4. :  to cause to move or act nervously

Examples of fidget in a Sentence

  1. He was constantly fidgeting in his chair.

  2. small children are likely to fidget in church

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First Known Use of fidget

1754



FIDGET Defined for English Language Learners

fidget

verb

Definition of fidget for English Language Learners

  • : to make a lot of small movements because you are nervous, bored, etc. : to move or act in a nervous or restless way


FIDGET Defined for Kids

fidget

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verb fidg·et \ˈfi-jət\

Definition of fidget for Students

fidgeted

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fidgeting

  1. :  to move in a restless or nervous way



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