An example of fickle is a child’s short attention span to new toys.
Origin of fickle
- Middle English fikel from Old English ficol deceitful
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
- From Middle English fikelen, from fikel (“fickle”); see above. Cognate with Low German fikkelen (“to deceive, flatter”), German ficklen, ficheln (“to deceive, flatter”).