Know Your English : flibbertigibbet


How is the word "flibbertigibbet" pronounced?

The first "i" is like the "i" in "bit", "pit", and "sit", while the "e" in the second syllable is pronounced like the "a" in "china". The following two vowels are usually pronounced like the "i" in "sit" and "bit". The "g" in the fourth syllable is like the "j" in "jam", "juice" and "Jew". Any idea what the word means? When you say that someone is a "flibbertigibbet" it means that the individual talks aimlessly. He/she just rambles.

* Please, I don't' want to spend time with that flibbertigibbet.

* The flibbertigibbet is here to see you again.

COURTESY : The Hindu (The National News-Paper) - India

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