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Date: 1600-1700
Origin: fidge 'to move uncontrollably' (16-19 centuries)

fidget

1 verb
     
fid‧get1 [intransitive]
to keep moving your hands or feet, especially because you are bored or nervous:
The kids had started to fidget.
fidget with
Stop fidgeting with your pens!

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