flitting

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From flit +‎ -ing.

Pronunciation[edit]

Verb[edit]

flitting

  1. present participle of flit

Noun[edit]

flitting (plural flittings)

  1. The motion of something that flits.
    the flittings of birds
    • 1845, Dublin University Magazine (volume 25, page 39)
      The hare lends its form to the witch for her twilight flittings and scuddings to the place of some unhallowed rendezvous.
  2. (Scotland, Northern England) The act of moving from one residence to another; moving house.
    • 2008, James Kelman, Kieron Smith, Boy, Penguin 2009, p. 87:
      Uncle Billy came home for the weekend to help with the flitting.