Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • adjective Given to capricious or unstable behavior.
  • adjective Characterized by irresponsible or silly behavior.
  • adjective Easily excited; skittish.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Indulging in flights or sallies of imagination, humor, caprice, etc.; given to disordered fancies and extravagant conduct; volatile; giddy; fickle; capricious; slightly delirious; wandering in mind.
  • Fleeting; swift; transient.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective Fleeting; swift; transient.
  • adjective Indulging in flights, or wild and unrestrained sallies, of imagination, humor, caprice, etc.; given to disordered fancies and extravagant conduct; volatile; giddy; eccentric; slighty delirious.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • adjective Given to unplanned and silly ideas or actions.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adjective guided by whim and fancy
  • adjective unpredictably excitable (especially of horses)

Etymologies

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flight +‎ -y

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