flacker

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle English flakeren ‎(to flutter, waver), frequentative of Middle English flaken ‎(to move quickly back and forth), equivalent to flack +‎ -er. Akin to Old Dutch flakkeren ‎(to flicker, waver), German flackern ‎(to flare, flicker, flutter), Icelandic flökra ‎(to flutter), Icelandic flakka ‎(to rove about), Old English flacor ‎(flying, fluttering). See also flack, flicker.

Verb[edit]

flacker ‎(third-person singular simple present flackers, present participle flackering, simple past and past participle flackered)

  1. to flutter as a bird
    And the cherubins flackered with their wings. --Ezek. x. 19 (Coverdale's translation)
  2. to flicker, quiver

German[edit]

Verb[edit]

flacker

  1. First-person singular present of flackern.
  2. Imperative singular of flackern.