Origin of fickle
Examples from the Web for ficklest
After all, some young men are not so fickle as others; but even if he's the ficklest, there is consolation.Desperate Remedies|Thomas Hardy
British Dictionary definitions for ficklest
Word Origin for fickle
Word Origin and History for ficklest
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.