from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Marked by disrespectful levity or casualness; pert.
- adj. Archaic Talkative; voluble.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- adj. glib.
- adj. nimble; limber.
- adj. Lacking respect or seriousness, showing levity; pert.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Of smooth, fluent, and rapid speech; speaking with ease and rapidity; having a voluble tongue; talkative.
- adj. Speaking fluently and confidently, without knowledge or consideration; empty; trifling; inconsiderate; pert; petulant.
- n. A flippant person.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Lively and fluent in speech; speaking freely; talkative; communicative.
- Voluble and confident, without due knowledge or consideration; talkative and forward; impertinent; disrespectfully smart in speech or conduct.
- Of a light and trifling quality; shallow; pert; disrespectful.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. showing inappropriate levity
Probably from flip.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
1595, from Northern English dialectal flippand ("prattling, babbling, glib"), present participle of flip ("to babble"), of North Germanic origin. Cognate with Icelandic fleipa ("to babble, prattle"), Swedish dialectal flepa ("to talk nonsense"). Alteration of -and suffix (a variant of the participial -ing) to -ant probably due to influence of words in -ant. (Wiktionary)