fidget definition, meaning - what is fidget in the British English Dictionary & Thesaurus - Cambridge Dictionaries Online

Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

English definition of “fidget”

See all translations

fidget

verb [I] uk   us   /ˈfɪdʒ.ɪt/
to make continuous, small movements that annoy other people: Children can't sit still for long without fidgeting. Stop fidgeting!
fidgety
adjective uk   /-ɪ.ti/  us   /-ɪ.t̬i/
a fidgety child/audience

fidget

noun uk   us   /ˈfɪdʒ.ɪt/
[C] UK a person who often fidgets: Tim's a terrible fidget.the fidgets [plural] UK informal a state in which you keep fidgeting: I got the fidgets halfway through the lecture.
(Definition of fidget from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
What is the pronunciation of fidget?
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website

Definitions of “fidget” in other dictionaries

Word of the Day

cup tie

a game between two teams trying to win a cup (= prize), especially in football

Word of the Day

What’s All The Commotion About? (Words to describe sounds)

by Kate Woodford,
May 20, 2015
​​​ In this post we look at a range of words and phrases that we use to describe noise and the absence of noise. Starting with complete quiet, we sometimes use the noun hush to describe silence: A hush fell over the room as the bride walked in./There was a deathly hush (=complete

Read More 

ancestral health noun

May 25, 2015
diet based on the presumed diet of our Palaeolithic ancestors ‘Ancestral health,’ to use a term popular among Paleo followers, has gone mass.

Read More