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[ UK /flˈɪbətˌɪd‍ʒəbbɪt/ ]
  1. a female fool
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How To Use flibbertigibbet In A Sentence

  • She goes so far as to cultivate the image of a terminal flibbertigibbet.
  • Here, Keaton's la-di-da flibbertigibbet dissolved all of her neurotic mannerisms and simply stood still, gently and lovingly warbling what became the film's essence.
  • In the interim, of course, I was a flibbertigibbet, obsessing on other things.
  • She firmly tells her audience that chivalry and courtliness are about real things, that hypocrites and coy flibbertigibbets are without honour.
  • Danson, as the constantly stoned and seemingly monstrously self-absorbed magazine editor George, gives the show weight and heft, which is hard to see in the first several episodes because George appears to be a flibbertigibbet. Lance Mannion:
  • He suggested that the PM's often tired appearance might be an advantage compared to Conservative leader David Cameron, who he dismissed as a "flibbertigibbet". Undefined
  • Either she's misusing the word flibbertigibbet or she's endorsing the wrong candidate. Elizabeth Taylor urges primary voters to back Clinton
  • Maria, on the other hand, is described by her fellow nuns as ‘a flibbertigibbet, a will-o'-the-wisp, a clown’.
  • He's a diligent, conscientious person; I'm a flibbertigibbet a will o' the wisp, a clown.
  • In phonaesthesia however, some simple combinations of phonemes (like “fl -” in English) have taken on a degree of meaning in their own right, if not iconic (with “fl -” resembling a sound associated with the flick, flap or flourish, the fluttering flight of the fleeting, flouncy flibbertigibbet,) then at least conventionally symbolic (as with the cluster of words in English associating “gl -” with glistening, glittering glints of gleams we glance or glean.) Notes on Notes
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