Look here, don't they call that—that flibbertigibbet next door 'Barbara'?
"That's what they call me here," said flibbertigibbet when they got down to conversation again.
"She ain't chany, I tell yer; she's jest Injy rubber," said flibbertigibbet scornfully but with a note of anxiety in her voice.
Then Czar, who had come with me to hide from the flibbertigibbet in the house, left me.
flibbertigibbet was gazing fixedly at this apparition and made no reply.
All these, voice and piano gave together: nobody who heard "flibbertigibbet" ever forgot it.
flibbertigibbet and her chum looked at each other; should it be nickname or real name?
flibbertigibbet chose one of the panes that was cleaner than the others and putting her two hands close to it began operations.
flibbertigibbet looked about her inquiringly; but the girls were silent.
flibbertigibbet and the Marchioness did the finger-talking, and Freckles helped with the interpretation.
1540s, "chattering gossip, flighty woman," probably a nonsense word meant to sound like fast talking; as the name of a devil or fiend it dates from c.1600.