flitty

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Adjective[edit]

flitty (comparative flittier, superlative flittiest)

  1. (archaic) unstable, fluttering
  2. Ostentatiously homosexual
    • 1995 September 8, Peter Margasak, “Edwyn Collins”, Chicago Reader:
      His once flitty warble has deepened into a quavery David Bowie/Iggy Pop croon, and it perfectly suits the new record's mix of quasi soul and somber guitar pop.
    • 1999 December 24, Albert Williams, “Lean and Mean”, Chicago Reader:
      In each scenario, the mother worries whether her flitty son (Garcia) will ever marry. "
    • 2001 February 23, Albert Williams, “Springtime for Mel Brooks”, Chicago Reader:
      Some observers may be taken aback by Brooks's treatment of homosexuality: while the subject was only a side theme in the movie, here it's placed front and center in the character of Roger and his flitty "common-law assistant," Carmen Ghia.

Synonyms[edit]

(ostentatiously homosexual): camp

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