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^ Flibberty Gibberty ^

Posted by ESC on July 23, 2004

In Reply to: ^ Flibberty Gibberty ^ posted by * Danger Kitty* on July 23, 2004

: Hi, I'm deeply fascinated with reduplicated words such as flip-flop, mish-mash, hippety-hop, etc. After googling for them, I came across a huge list on this site:

: But I was stumped as to the meaning of these, can you please help out:
: * tush-tush - I know what tush means btw, :)
: * flibberti-gibberty
: * hufty-magufty
: * kitchy-koo - same as cootchie-coo?
: * humdudgeon
: * whoop-de-doo - know the dic. meaning but I've heard it being used as an interjection..but I don't know in what way.
: * Huff-Snuff

: More Later..

Flibbertygibbet -- A silly, fluttering, restless young woman. From "Southern Stuff: Down-home Talk and Bodacious Lore from Deep in the Heart of Dixie" by Mildred Jordan Brooks (Avon Books, New York, 1992).