flitter

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Frequentative form of flit from Middle English flitten, possibly from Old Norse flytja (to carry about, convey).

Verb[edit]

flitter (third-person singular simple present flitters, present participle flittering, simple past and past participle flittered)

  1. to move about rapidly and nimbly
  2. to move quickly from one condition or location to another
  3. to flutter or quiver

Derived terms[edit]

Noun[edit]

flitter (plural flitters)

  1. A rag; a tatter; a small piece or fragment.

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 The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.