Definitions

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  • adj. earnest and active in matters of no importance; bustling

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Earnest and active in matters of no moment; bustling.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Bustling; fussy; demonstratively smart; officious.

Etymologies

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Probably from British English dialect spoffle to be spoffish.

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