What does Flibbity Jibbit mean?
flibbertigibbet. (ˈflɪbətɪˌdʒɪbɪt) n. an irresponsible, silly, or gossipy person. [C15: of uncertain origin]
Where did the term Flibbertigibbet come from?
Did you know? Flibbertigibbet is one of many incarnations of the Middle English word flepergebet, meaning “gossip” or “chatterer” (others include flybbergybe, flibber de’ Jibb, and flipperty-gibbet). It is a word of onomatopoeic origin, created from sounds that were intended to represent meaningless chatter.
What is a synonym for flibbertigibbet?
blabbermouth, busybody, chatterbox, chatterer, gossipmonger, informer, meddler, newsmonger, parrot, prattler, rumormonger, scandalmonger, snoop, talebearer, tattler, telltale, babbler, gossiper, t, tabby.
What is a flighty person?
Definition of flighty 1 : swift. 2 : lacking stability or steadiness: a : easily upset : volatile a flighty temper. b : easily excited : skittish a flighty horse. c : capricious, silly.
What does Flumadiddle mean?
Definition of flummadiddle 1 : something foolish or worthless : nonsense, trash. 2 : bauble, frill.
What is the opposite of flibbertigibbet?
We have listed all the opposite words for flibbertigibbet alphabetically. fact. actuality. appearance. authenticity.
What do you call a person who loves adventures?
adventurer. / (ədˈvɛntʃərə) / noun. a person who seeks adventure, esp one who seeks success or money through daring exploits.
How would you use Flumadiddle in a sentence?
Worthless frills. Example sentence: After months of political speeches, promises, and mud-slingning, the public will tire of all the flumadiddle.
What do you think a flibbertygibbit is?
I always thought that a flibbertygibbit was a person who jumps lights from this to that, never quite landing but making in impression. I don’t think of them a silly just occupied with more ethereal stuff then others, hence misunderstood and labelled silly. I had a brother like that and have to confess to a strong leaning myself
What is the meaning of Flibbertigibbet in King Lear?
Shakespeare apparently saw a devilish aspect to a gossipy chatterer; he used “flibbertigibbet” in King Lear as the name of a devil. This use never caught on, but the devilish connotation of the word reappeared over 200 years later when Sir Walter Scott used “Flibbertigibbet” as the nickname of an impish urchin in the novel Kenilworth.
Flibbertigibbet means “fly by the gibbet” – the scaffold where the bodies of executed criminals were left to rot. No doubt these attracted crows and other carrion feeders. Presumably the inferred meaning is “flighty” and possibly in a more sinister sense than its current meaning. Dorothy Macedo, London.
Where did the word Flibbertigibbet come from?
This use never caught on, but the devilish connotation of the word reappeared over 200 years later when Sir Walter Scott used Flibbertigibbet as the nickname of an impish urchin in the novel Kenilworth.