flibbertigibbet


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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
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Hester's younger sister, Addy, is the family flibbertigibbet -- until her depth, resolve, and iron will are revealed through a tragedy.
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Indeed, Edgar's fictional fiends are a good example; his play-acting is so effective that it is not too great a stretch to think that Mohu or the foul fiend Flibbertigibbet might in fact be tormenting some actual Tom O'Bedlam beggar, even if not Edgar.
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A mercenary, hypochondriacal, flibbertigibbet, who doesn't take in one of six words addressed to him--but civil to the old ladies" (Diaries 566).
This flibbertigibbet streak perhaps accounts for his refusal to stick with a successful technique when he found one.
And now here's this dyed-hair flibbertigibbet who wants to know.
For Hugh, though, I reckon it could be the best thing that's happened to him After a life-time of being a hedonistic flibbertigibbet, flitting from one thing and one woman to another and focussed entirely on himself he will have another person in his life who must take precedence.
The four comic figures--played by Terry Hodges as the buffoonish stepfather Don Magnifico, Tyler Duncan as the mincing Dandini, Marion Newman and Marianne Lambert as the flibbertigibbet stepsisters Tisbe and Clorinda--were wonderfully sung and acted.
Better known throughout the novel as Flibbertigibbet, Sludge first appears as protagonist Tressilian's guide to Smith's hidden forest forge and laboratory, and is described as "a queer, shambling, ill-made urchin" of "stunted growth" and "grotesque sneer" (92-93).
For the perfect example of such a web-based flibbertigibbet, look no further than the blogger who called for Gordon Brown to resign with these words: "Brown, get your coat, time's up.
There is no flibbertigibbet racing about knocking over decoys and making a general nuisance of himself.