PRIMARY SOURCES: More Weird and Wonderful Words, Erin McKean, 2003; Forgotten English 2006 desktop calendar, Jeffrey Kacirk;
Common Phrases, J. Mordock & Myron Korach, 2001; The Dictionary of Cliches, James Rogers, 1985; The American Heritage Dictionary
Tuesday, December 21, 2010
This word is of French origin and literally translated means, fly swallower. So, a person who keeps their mouth open: a silly or naive person.