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A.Word.A.Day--flibbertigibbet

Pronunciation Sound Clip

This week's theme: insults.

flibbertigibbet (FLIB-uhr-tee-jib-it) noun

Someone who is regarded as flighty, scatterbrained, and talkative.

[Apparently from the imitation of the sound of idle chatter.]

See more usage examples of flibbertigibbet in Vocabulary.com's dictionary.

-Anu Garg (words at wordsmith.org)

"But [Lesley Dormen] is hardly a flibbertigibbet. 'I am the opposite of flighty,' she said." Celia Barbour; An Author Discovers; The New York Times; Apr 8, 2007.

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He who exercises government by means of his virtue may be compared to the north polar star, which keeps its place and all the stars turn towards it. -Confucius, philosopher and teacher (c. 551-478 BCE)

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