Definition of flibbertigibbet in English:


Line breaks: flib¦ber¦ti|gib¦bet
Pronunciation: /ˌflɪbətɪˈdʒɪbɪt


  • A frivolous, flighty, or excessively talkative person.
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    • She firmly tells her audience that chivalry and courtliness are about real things, that hypocrites and coy flibbertigibbets are without honour.
    • Back in the 1960s, when I was but a young flibbertigibbet, there was consternation when The Sunday Times introduced the concept of including a magazine with the newspaper.
    • He's a diligent, conscientious person; I'm a flibbertigibbet a will o' the wisp, a clown.


late Middle English: probably imitative of idle chatter.

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