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flib·ber·ti·gib·bet

 (flĭb′ər-tē-jĭb′ĭt)
n.
A silly, scatterbrained, or garrulous person.

[Middle English flipergebet.]

flibbertigibbet

(ˈflɪbətɪˌdʒɪbɪt)
n
an irresponsible, silly, or gossipy person
[C15: of uncertain origin]

flib•ber•ti•gib•bet

(ˈflɪb ər tiˌdʒɪb ɪt)

n.
a chattering or flighty, lightheaded person.
[1425–75; late Middle English flepergebet, flipergebet; reduplicative compound of obscure orig.]
flib′ber•ti•gib`bet•y, adj.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.flibbertigibbet - a female fool
fool, muggins, saphead, tomfool, sap - a person who lacks good judgment
Translations
gadułatrzpiotka

flibbertigibbet

[ˈflɪbətɪˈdʒɪbɪt] Ncasquivana f

flibbertigibbet

n(junges) Gänschen
References in classic literature ?
The Flibberty-Gibbet was certainly safe in Mboli Pass.
Tessa Jowell's behaviour defies the "ignorance is bliss" theory and her cowardice in hiding behind the "I'm just a flibberty-gibbet little housewife whose husband handles all those complicated financial things because I don't understand them" is a cop-out of monumental proportions.