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  • noun Plural form of flibbertigibbet.


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  • Pixies and flibbertigibbets haunt the budding woods: Puck and his train of midgets are busy in town and country.

    Whirligigs O. Henry 1886

  • Hence the boys of Eastern cities, who are perfect imps and flibbertigibbets, always raise the cry "Majnún" when they see a man naked whose sanctity does not account for his nudity.

    Arabian nights. English Anonymous 1855

  • Mulberry is one of those rare breeds of fashion labels that works on fashion flibbertigibbets as well as on sensible young women who know that to treat themselves from time to time is proof that they value themselves.

    The Guardian World News Hadley Freeman 2010

  • So the tens of thousands of workers thrust into unemployment and anxiously trying to learn new ways of avoiding getting thrown on the scrapheap are in fact slapstick figures driven by indolence and lascivious urges whilst the clownish, braying flibbertigibbets are serious people who decide who and what counts.

    Irish Blogs 2010

  • The problem for Obama, and perhaps for us all, is that some of the hand-wringing came neither from flibbertigibbets nor from opportunists.

    ModerateVoters.org 2009

  • The big screen presents us with an endless parade of bitches, witches, ditzes, hysterics, temptresses, flibbertigibbets, angels and goddesses - to be tortured, derided or worshipped as the case may be.

    Blogposts | guardian.co.uk 2009

  • She says her team does not employ "young gregarious flibbertigibbets" and "we don't get rid of people just because they look older.

    Deborah Turness: 'News is the best drama on television' 2010


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