verb (used without object)
verb (used with object)
Origin of fidget
Examples from the Web for fidget
They fidget constantly and can rarely sleep, sometimes going a month or more on two to three hours of sleep a night.James Holmes Suggested He Suffered From ‘Dysphoric Mania’ Weeks Before Attack|Eliza Shapiro|August 28, 2012|DAILY BEAST
As they drew near to her, however, Doctor Hartley began to fidget.Bella Donna|Robert Hichens
She may be, she mayn't—but he is a fidget, and Mattie ought to have some one to take care of her now, and make her happy—like.Mattie:--A Stray (Vol 3 of 3)|Frederick William Robinson
The amateur advice-giver is a nuisance, a fidget, a kill-joy, and an unmitigated bore.Rambles in Womanland|Max O'Rell
Such a fidget as it was in to get its name changed; but nobody seemed to want it.Rose Clark|Fanny Fern
Mrs. Leslie came up in fidget and in fuss; she leant over Randal's shoulder and read the card.
Word Origin for fidget
1670s, as the fidget "uneasiness," later the fidgets, from a 16c. verb fidge "move restlessly," perhaps from Middle English fiken "to fidget, hasten," from Old Norse fikjask "to desire eagerly" (cf. German ficken "to move about briskly;" see fuck).
1670s (implied in fidgetting); see fidget (n.). Related: Fidgeted.