un fidgeting


verb (used without object)
to move about restlessly, nervously, or impatiently.
verb (used with object)
to cause to fidget; make uneasy.
Often, fidgets. the condition or an instance of being nervously restless, uneasy, or impatient.
Also, fidgeter. a person who fidgets.

1665–75; compare dial. fidge to fidget, akin to the synonymous expressive words fitch, fig, fike; compare Old Norse fīkjast to be eager, Old Swedish fīkja to be restless

fidgetingly, adverb
unfidgeting, adjective
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fidget (ˈfɪdʒɪt)
vb (often foll by with)
1.  (intr) to move about restlessly
2.  to make restless or uneasy movements (with something); fiddle: he fidgeted with his pen
3.  (tr) to cause to fidget
4.  (tr) to cause to worry; make uneasy
5.  (often plural) a state of restlessness or unease, esp as expressed in continual motion: he's got the fidgets
6.  a person who fidgets
[C17: from earlier fidge, probably from Old Norse fīkjast to desire eagerly]

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Word Origin & History

1670s, as the fidget "uneasiness," later the fidgets, from a 16c. verb fidge "move restlessly," from M.E. fiken "to fidget, hasten," from O.N. fikjask "to desire eagerly" (cf. Ger. ficken "to move about briskly;" see fuck). The verb fidget is first attested 1670s (implied in
fidgetting). Related: Fidgeted.
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