fluster

Definition from Wiktionary, the free dictionary
Jump to: navigation, search

English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

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

Pronunciation[edit]

Verb[edit]

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.

Translations[edit]

Derived terms[edit]

Anagrams[edit]