- (obsolete) In a fickle manner.
1666 March 30, Pepys, Samuel, Diary and Correspondence of Samuel Pepys, volume 5, Dodd, Mead & Company, published 1885, pages 345–346:
- Up, and away goes Alce, our cooke-mayde, a good servant, whom we loved and did well by her, and she an excellent servant, but would not bear being told of any faulte in the fewest and kindest words and would go away of her owne accord, after having given her mistresse warning fickly for a quarter of a yeare together.
Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster’s Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.
(See the entry for fickly in Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913.)