flighty

Meaning

Adjective

  • Given to unplanned and silly ideas or actions.
  • (of a bird) That flies easily or often.
  • Swift.

Origin

  • From flight + -y. Compare Dutch vluchtig ("volatile; fleeting; cursory"), German fl├╝chtig ("volatile; fleeting; momentary; quick"), Danish flygtig ("elusive; evasive"), Swedish flyktig.

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