flibbertigibbet

  • 1 Flibbertigibbet — is an Old English word referring to a flighty or whimsical person, usually a young female. In modern use, it is used as a slang term, especially in Yorkshire, for a gossipy or overly talkative person. Its origin is in a meaningless representation …

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  • 2 Flibbertigibbet — Flib ber*ti*gib bet, n. An imp. Shak. [1913 Webster] …

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  • 3 Flibbertigibbet — (von Mittelenglisch flipergebet) bezieht sich auf: eine Figur der angelsächsischen Mythologie, auf die in der englischen Literatur verschiedentlich Bezug genommen wird (z. B. Kenilworth von Sir Walter Scott, King Lear von Shakespeare, auch… …

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  • 4 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 …

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  • 5 flibbertigibbet — ► NOUN ▪ a frivolous and restless person. ORIGIN probably imitative of idle chatter …

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  • 6 flibbertigibbet — [flib′ər tē jib΄it] n. [extended < ME flypergebet < ?] an irresponsible, flighty person …

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  • 7 flibbertigibbet — noun Etymology: Middle English flepergebet Date: 15th century a silly flighty person • flibbertigibbety adjective …

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  • 8 flibbertigibbet — /flib euhr tee jib it/, n. 1. a chattering or flighty, light headed person. 2. Archaic. a gossip. [1425 75; late ME flepergebet, flipergebet; reduplicative compound of obscure orig.] * * * …

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  • 9 flibbertigibbet — noun /ˌflɪbətiˈdʒɪbɪt,ˈflɪbɚtiˌdʒɪbɪt/ a) An offbeat, skittish person; especially said of a young woman. b) An imp, a fiend …

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  • 10 flibbertigibbet — flib|ber|ti|gib|bet [ ,flıbərti dʒıbıt ] noun count OLD FASHIONED a silly person whose opinions are not considered seriously by other people …

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  • 11 flibbertigibbet — flib·ber·ti·gib·bet || ‚flɪbÉ™(r)tɪ dʒɪbɪt n. talkative frivolous person …

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  • 12 flibbertigibbet — [ˌflɪbətɪ dʒɪbɪt] noun a frivolous or flighty person. Origin ME: prob. imitative of idle chatter …

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  • 13 flibbertigibbet — n. Imp, sprite, demon, malignant spirit, little devil …

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  • 14 flibbertigibbet — flib·ber·ti·gib·bet …

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  • 15 flibbertigibbet — flib•ber•ti•gib•bet [[t]ˈflɪb ər tiˌdʒɪb ɪt[/t]] n. a chattering or flighty, lightheaded person • Etymology: 1425–75; late ME flepergebet, flipergebet; reduplicative compound of obscure orig. flib′ber•ti•gib bet•y, adj …

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  • 16 flibbertigibbet — /ˈflɪbətidʒɪbət/ (say flibuhteejibuht) noun 1. a chattering or flighty person, usually a child. 2. (upper case) Obsolete (the name of a fiend.) {earlier flepergebet, flipergebet, flibbergib, ? imitative of the sound of chattering} …

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  • 17 flibbertigibbet — n. a gossiping, frivolous, or restless person. Etymology: imit. of chatter …

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  • 18 Flibbertigibbet (Band) — Mellow Candle war eine irische Folkrockband. Im Jahr 1972 erschien auf dem Deram Label – einem Unterlabel von Decca – ihr einziges Album mit dem Titel Swaddling Songs (Deram SDL 7). Das Cover der LP stammte von David W. Anstey. Die Musik geht von …

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  • 19 Mellow Candle — war eine irische Folkrockband. Im Jahr 1972 erschien auf dem Deram Label – einem Unterlabel von Decca – ihr einziges Album mit dem Titel Swaddling Songs (Deram SDL 7). Das Cover der LP stammte von David W. Anstey. Die Musik geht von langsamen… …

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  • 20 Mopatop's Shop — Genre Children s television series Directed by Simon Spencer Tom Poole Ian McLean Starring Mak Wilson (Season One Two) William Todd Jones (Season Three Four) Victoria Willing Nigel Plaskitt Brian Herring Susan Beattie …

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