|a chattering or flighty, light-headed person.|
|a children's mummer's parade, as on the Fourth of July, with prizes for the best costumes.|
|1.||the philosophical doctrine that all events are predetermined so that man is powerless to alter his destiny|
|2.||the acceptance of and submission to this doctrine|
|3.||a lack of effort or action in the face of difficulty|
The belief that events are determined by an impersonal fate and cannot be changed by human beings. Fatalism is a form of determinism.