They fidget constantly and can rarely sleep, sometimes going a month or more on two to three hours of sleep a night.
One evening Marie, who was sitting by her mother's side, began to fidget and complain of an uneasy sensation in her back.
She was looking about her on all sides, in a fidget of annoyance, searching for him, and to his dismay she saw him.
But he began to fidget—which was a sign that he was worried.
Henry did not encourage romance, and she was no girl to fidget for it.
Even the quietest of them began to fidget and strain at their head-ropes the moment they scented the water.
There was no impatience or desire to fidget left in Jabe Smith now.
We shall be all right, Stan,” said Uncle Jeff heartily; “it is we who will have to fidget about you.
Mr Neeld was in a fidget, a fidget of importance and expectancy.
Cotherstone began to fidget with some account books and papers that he had brought from his house.
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.