fluster

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From a Scandinavian (North Germanic) language, akin to Icelandic flaustra (to be flustered).

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fluster (third-person singular simple present flusters, present participle flustering, simple past and past participle flustered)

  1. (dated) To make hot and rosy, as with drinking.
    • Macaulay
      His habit of flustering himself daily with claret.
  2. (by extension) To confuse, befuddle, throw into panic by making overwrought with confusion.
    He seemed to get flustered when speaking in front of too many people.
  3. (intransitive) To be in a heat or bustle; to be agitated and confused.
    • South
      The flustering, vainglorious Greeks.

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