Etymology
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fidget (n.)

1670s, as the fidget "uneasiness," later the fidgets, from a verb fidge "move restlessly" (16c., surviving longest in Scottish), perhaps from Middle English fiken "to fidget, hasten" (see fike (v.)).

fidget (v.)

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

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Definitions of fidget
1
fidget (v.)
move restlessly;
The child is always fidgeting in his seat
2
fidget (n.)
a feeling of agitation expressed in continual motion;
he's got the fidgets
Synonyms: fidgetiness / restlessness
From wordnet.princeton.edu