Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Bustling; fussy; demonstratively smart; officious.

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

  • adjective Colloq. Eng. Earnest and active in matters of no moment; bustling.

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

  • adjective UK, colloquial, dated earnest and active in matters of no importance; bustling

Etymologies

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Probably from British English dialect spoffle to be spoffish.

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