Saturday, March 29, 2008

Word of the Day

Flibbertigibbet [flib-er-tee-jib-it], n,

A chattering or flighty, light-headed person.

1549, "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 1603.

posted by Reese


  1. ahhhhhh I LOVE THAT WORD! i am SO using it at my earliest oportunity!

  2. I'm with you, Ruth. It's one of those words that has such an appeal to the ear!

    I'm wondering if flibbertigibbety is a word, such as "I'm feeling flibbertigibbety today." If not, I may make it one.