Meaning of “fidget” in the English Dictionary

"fidget" in British English

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fidgetverb [ I ]

uk /ˈfɪdʒ.ɪt/ us /ˈfɪdʒ.ət/
adjective uk /ˈfɪdʒ.ɪ.ti/ us /ˈfɪdʒ.ə.t̬i/

a fidgety child/audience


uk /ˈfɪdʒ.ɪt/ 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 Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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fidgetverb [ I ]

us /ˈfɪdʒ·ɪt/

to make continuous small movements because you are uncomfortable or bored:

Children can’t sit still for long without fidgeting.

(Definition of “fidget” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)