Why turkey has the same name as Turkey
c.1200, flutten "convey, move, take, carry away, go away," perhaps from Old Norse flytja "to remove, bring."
Theire desire ... is to goe to theire newe masters eyther on a Tewsday, or on a Thursday; for ... they say Munday flitte, Neaver sitte. [Henry Best, farming & account book, 1641]Related: Flitted; flitting. As a noun, from 1835.
A male homosexual; effeminate man (1940s+)