American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. A silly, scatterbrained, or garrulous person.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. See Flibberdigibbet.
- n. An offbeat, skittish person; especially said of a young woman.
- n. archaic An imp, a fiend.
- n. A flighty person; someone regarded as silly, irresponsible, or scatterbrained, especially someone who chatters or gossips
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. An imp.
- n. a female fool
- From late Middle English first attested 1549 probably imitative of nonsense uttered by gossips. Usage as an imp or fiend and name of the Devil from around 1603. (Wiktionary)
- Middle English flipergebet. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
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“Joe Versus The Volcano, only one of whom is a self-described "flibbertigibbet" (a sort of antiquated version of the MPDG).”
“Shakespeare apparently saw a devilish aspect to a gossipy chatterer; he used "flibbertigibbet" in”
“In phonaesthesia however, some simple combinations of phonemes (like “fl -” in English) have taken on a degree of meaning in their own right, if not iconic (with “fl -” resembling a sound associated with the flick, flap or flourish, the fluttering flight of the fleeting, flouncy flibbertigibbet,) then at least conventionally symbolic (as with the cluster of words in English associating “gl -” with glistening, glittering glints of gleams we glance or glean.)”
“Danson, as the constantly stoned and seemingly monstrously self-absorbed magazine editor George, gives the show weight and heft, which is hard to see in the first several episodes because George appears to be a flibbertigibbet.”
“While gurgling flibbertigibbet Chantelle aims her chest at expressionless alpha-bore Oliver Valentine It's Valentine's Day and your name is Oliver Valentine.”
“She had started out as a teenage dancer on Top of the Pops before becoming a mainstay of 1980s Saturday morning children's TV: she played a roller-skating flibbertigibbet on Number 73, and presented Motormouth.”
“(Anyone still believing that this was an heroically unselfish act on the part of an ex-staffer, acting alone to save the tattered reputation of the high-living flibbertigibbet who had just finished underbussing her, is -- to put it charitably -- a gull.)”
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