Origin of fickle
Examples from the Web for fickle
Those of us who live here are a fickle bunch with fleeting attention spans.Catch Him If You Can: Reliving Banksy’s New York Invasion|Alex Suskind|November 14, 2014|DAILY BEAST
At the very least, the fickle and discerning moviegoer is getting a vibrant diagnosis: healthier than ever.
And sales, those tricky little figures so dependent on the wants and whims of a fickle public, were impeded for that very reason.Hillbilly Heaven: The History of Small-Batch Bourbon|Dane Huckelbridge|March 29, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Plus, social media users are also notoriously trendy and fickle.
Strategies shifted rapidly and fickle Wall Street grew tired of the wounded “nobody gets me” routine.
It seems always the glorious prototype of Mariposilla, who ever stole its fickle lights and shades.Mariposilla|Mary Stewart Daggett
I suppose it is characteristic of people who tic to be fickle and vacillating.Tics and Their Treatment|Henry Meigne
Both were unquestionably brave; but they were also (both of them) fickle, capricious, suspicious, and more or less cruel.Body, Parentage and Character in History|Furneaux Jordan
They ascended a hill, before starting, to get a view of the present state of the fickle ice.North-Pole Voyages|Zachariah Atwell Mudge
For golf, like her fairer sister cricket, reveals her wild and fickle heart in a truer lovableness at such places as this.The Corner of Harley Street|Henry Bashford
British Dictionary definitions for fickle
Word Origin for fickle
Word Origin and History for fickle
c.1200, probably from Old English ficol "deceitful, cunning, tricky," related to befician "deceive," and to facen "deceit, treachery." Common Germanic (cf. Old Saxon fekan "deceit," Old High German feihhan "deceit, fraud, treachery"), from PIE *peig- "evil-minded, treacherous, hostile" (cf. Latin piget "it irks, troubles, displeases," piger "reluctant, lazy"). Sense of "changeable" is first recorded late 13c. Related: Fickleness.