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fly +‎ away


flyaway (not comparable)

  1. Disposed to fly away; unrestrained; light and free.
  2. Flighty; frivolous
  3. (of hair) Soft, light, unruly, and difficult to set into a style.
    • 2001, Joyce Carol Oates, Middle Age : A Romance (paperback), Fourth estate, page 231:
      [...] and Lorene mumbled thanks, and slid out of the booth again, a big boned, pretty girl with a tiny pearl glinting above her eye and flyaway streaked hair [...].

Derived terms[edit]


flyaway (plural flyaways)

  1. A stray hair of this kind.
    • 2007 January 18, Marcelle S. Fischler, “Taming Frizz and Setting Curls Free”, in New York Times[1]:
      Consequently, there is a swell of hair care regimens, including serums, gels, balms, creams and sprays promising moisture-rich curls, without frizz or flyaways.
  2. A flyaway person or thing.