Entry from British & World English dictionary
- 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.
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