Definition of Flibbertigibbet

1. Noun. A female fool.

Exact synonyms: Foolish Woman
Generic synonyms: Fool, Muggins, Sap, Saphead, Tomfool



Definition of Flibbertigibbet

1. n. An imp.

Definition of Flibbertigibbet

1. Noun. An offbeat, skittish person; especially said of a young woman. ¹

2. Noun. (archaic) An imp, a fiend. ¹

3. Noun. A flighty person; someone regarded as silly, irresponsible, or scatterbrained, especially someone who chatters or gossips ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Flibbertigibbet

1. [n -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Flibbertigibbet

flexura sigmoidea
flexural
flexural eczema
flexure
flexures
flexus
flexwing
flexwings
fley
fleyed
fleying
fleys
flibanserin
flibbergib
flibbergibs
flibbertigibbet (current term)
flibbertigibbets
flibberty-gibbet
flibustier
flibustiers
flic
flicflac
flicflacs
flichter
flichtered
flichtering
flichters
flick
flick-knife
flick-knives

Literary usage of Flibbertigibbet

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1. A Glossary: Or, Collection of Words, Phrases, Names, and Allusions to by Robert Nares (1859)
"flibbertigibbet, — he give» the web anil the fin, squints the eye, &c. .... flibbertigibbet ..."

2. A Dictionary of terms used in medicine and the collateral sciences by Richard Dennis Hoblyn (1900)
"Hence Shakespare, in King Lear: "This the foul fiend flibbertigibbet : he gives the WKB and the PIN ; squints the eye, and makes the hare-lip." WEBER'S LAW. ..."

3. Heroes and Heroines of Fiction, Classical Mediæval, Legendary: Famous by William Shepard Walsh (1915)
"flibbertigibbet, the name of a fiend by whom Edgar in King Lear claims to ... This is the foul fiend flibbertigibbet," he cries; " he begins at curfew and ..."

4. A Glossary of Obscure Words and Phrases in the Writings of Shakspeare and by Charles Mackay (1887)
"flibbertigibbet. This grotesque word, in use before the time of Shakspeare as ... flibbertigibbet appears to have been the name given to what was afterwards ..."

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