Meaning of “flibbertigibbet” in the English Dictionary

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flibbertigibbetnoun [ C ]

uk /ˌflɪb.ə.tiˈdʒɪb.ɪt/ us /ˌflɪb.ɚ.t̬iˈdʒɪb.ət/ UK old-fashioned

Examples from literature

  • He was a lean, nervous flibbertigibbet of a man, with something the look of an actor, and something the look of a horse-jockey. 
  • I don't know what she sees in that little flibbertigibbet, he burst out, but noticing that they were no longer alone, he turned and again began examining the lustre. 

(Definition of “flibbertigibbet” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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