verb (used without object)
verb (used with object)
Origin of fidget
Examples from the Web for fidgeted
The distinction caused Holloway distress and she fidgeted and sniffled through the remainder of her testimony.
He fidgeted a little; as he approached the crucial point, his gaze evaded mine.The Firefly Of France|Marion Polk Angellotti
Jones fidgeted nervously about, and seemed to quail under my questioning eyes.
He fidgeted about the room for a while, ordered a cocktail, and lighted a cigarette.A Modern Chronicle, Complete|Winston Churchill
Word Origin for fidget
1670s (implied in fidgetting); see fidget (n.). Related: Fidgeted.
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).