Definition of fidget pie in English:

fidget pie


  • A savoury pie containing onions, apples, bacon, and sometimes potatoes.

    • ‘Apparently fidget pie was traditionally made at harvest time to feed the harvest workers.’
    • ‘Many recipe books list Huntingdon fidget pie as an unusual main course dish.’


Late 18th century (as fitchet-pie): perhaps from fitchet, a dialect word for ‘polecat’, because of the strong, unpleasant odour of the pie during cooking. The change in spelling of the first word was due to association with fidget.