flyting

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From flyte.

Noun[edit]

flyting (plural flytings)

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  1. Contention, noisy argument.
  2. Scolding, rebuke.
  3. A poetic contest of insults or invective.
    • 2007: Rival poets in Scotland exchanged flytings that were packed with riddling conceits — Marina Warner, ‘Doubly Damned’, London Review of Books 29:3, p. 26