A vain, frivolous female butterfly, with a smattering of
everything. In youth she coquetted, and, when youth was passed, tried
sundry ways of earning a living, but always without success. It is a
character in Crabbe's Borough.
Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894
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