Fidgeted



[fij-it] /ˈfɪdʒ ɪt/

verb (used without object)
1.
to move about restlessly, nervously, or impatiently.
verb (used with object)
2.
to cause to fidget; make uneasy.
noun
3.
Often, fidgets. the condition or an instance of being nervously restless, uneasy, or impatient.
4.
Also, fidgeter. a person who fidgets.
/ˈfɪdʒɪt/
verb
1.
(intransitive) to move about restlessly
2.
(intransitive) often foll by with. to make restless or uneasy movements (with something); fiddle: he fidgeted with his pen
3.
(transitive) to cause to fidget
4.
(transitive) to cause to worry; make uneasy
noun
5.
(often pl) a state of restlessness or unease, esp as expressed in continual motion: he’s got the fidgets
6.
a person who fidgets
n.

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).
v.

1670s (implied in fidgetting); see fidget (n.). Related: Fidgeted.

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