MEANING: noun: Someone who indulges in vain and empty chatter.

ETYMOLOGY: Via French and Spanish from Arabic babbaga (parrot). The last syllable changed to jay because some thought the word referred to that bird instead of a parrot. Earliest documented use: 1322.

POPINDAY - A holiday in honour of British Nannies in general and author P.L. Travers' character in particular

POPINJAW - vernacular for TMJ syndrome (temporo-mandibular joint)

POPINJOY - the gleeful pleasure of bubble-wrap