A frivolous, flighty, or excessively talkative person.
- 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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