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[fij-i-tee] /ˈfɪdʒ ɪ ti/
restless; impatient; uneasy.
nervously and excessively fussy.
Origin of fidgety
fidget + -y1 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • Mrs. Hickox was a nervous, fidgety woman, and waved her hands about in a continuous flutter.

    The Dorrance Domain Carolyn Wells
  • Now, among the leaves of the Oak there was one that was always restless and fidgety.

    Parables from Flowers Gertrude P. Dyer
  • Fagerolles, despite his colleagues' fidgety nerves, carried the day on a first occasion.

    His Masterpiece Emile Zola
  • No; I feel too fidgety about my father looking for us to want any food.

    Mother Carey's Chicken George Manville Fenn
  • I have tried; but she's a fidgety sitter, and always looks like an incarnation of despair.

    The Black Cat John Todhunter
  • But Ralph was fidgety from the state of his wound, and went on again.

    The Black Tor George Manville Fenn
  • Louisa, with head bent and fingers somewhat restless and fidgety, waited to hear what Luke would say.

    The Heart of a Woman Emmuska Orczy, Baroness Orczy
  • I always got fidgety when the senior boy and my chum got near each other.

    My Friend Smith Talbot Baines Reed
Word Origin and History for fidgety

1730s, from fidget (n.) + -y (2).

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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