- a chattering or flighty, light-headed person.
- Archaic. a gossip.
Origin of flibbertigibbet
Related Words for flibbertigibbetblabbermouth, meddler, snoop, parrot, tattler, tabby, tattle, taleteller, chatterbox, gossiper, rumormonger, informer, scandalmonger, busybody, talebearer, prattler, chatterer, t, flibbertigibbet, newsmonger
Examples from the Web for flibbertigibbet
Historical Examples of flibbertigibbet
Flibbertigibbet was gazing fixedly at this apparition and made no reply.
Flibbertigibbet was the snapper for a line of twenty or more girls.
Flibbertigibbet and her chum looked at each other; should it be nickname or real name?
"That's what they call me here," said Flibbertigibbet when they got down to conversation again.
Flibbertigibbet looked about her inquiringly; but the girls were silent.
- an irresponsible, silly, or gossipy person
Word Origin for flibbertigibbet
Word Origin and History for flibbertigibbet
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.