Glibbery Glib"ber*y, a. 1. Slippery; changeable. [Obs.] [1913 Webster]

My love is glibbery; there is no hold on't. --Marston. [1913 Webster]

2. Moving easily; nimble; voluble. [Obs.] [1913 Webster]

Thy lubrical and glibbery muse. --B. Jonson. [1913 Webster]

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  • glibbery — glib·bery …   English syllables

  • glibbery — ˈglibərē adjective Etymology: probably from Low German glibberig 1. now chiefly dialect : smooth, slippery 2. now chiefly dialect : not trustworthy : unreliable …   Useful english dictionary

  • glib — glibly, adv. glibness, n. /glib/, adj., glibber, glibbest. 1. readily fluent, often thoughtlessly, superficially, or insincerely so: a glib talker; glib answers. 2. easy or unconstrained, as actions or manners. 3. Archaic. agile; spry. [1585 95;… …   Universalium

  • glib — 1590s, smooth and slippery, possibly a shortening of obsolete glibbery slippery, which is perhaps from Low Ger. glibberig smooth, slippery, from M.L.G. glibberich, from or related to glibber jelly. Of words, speakers, etc., from c.1600. Related:… …   Etymology dictionary

  • glib — [[t]glɪb[/t]] adj. glib•ber, glib•best 1) readily fluent, often superficially or insincerely so: a glib talker; glib answers[/ex] 2) easy or unconstrained: glib manners[/ex] • Etymology: 1585–95; cf. obs. glibbery slippery (c. D glibberig)… …   From formal English to slang

  • glib — /glɪb / (say glib) adjective (glibber, glibbest) 1. ready and fluent, often thoughtlessly or insincerely so: glib speakers; a glib tongue. 2. easy, as action or manner. {backformation from obsolete glibbery slippery, from Dutch glibberig} –glibly …   Australian English dictionary

  • glib — adj. (glibber, glibbest) 1 (of a speaker, speech, etc.) fluent and voluble but insincere and shallow. 2 archaic smooth; unimpeded. Derivatives: glibly adv. glibness n. Etymology: rel. to obs. glibbery slippery f. Gmc: perh. imit …   Useful english dictionary

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