flitter

1 [flit-er]
verb (used without object), verb (used with object)
to flutter.

Origin:
1535–45; flit + -er6

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flitter

2 [flit-er]
noun
a person or thing that flits.

Origin:
1535–45; flit + -er1

flitter

3 [flit-er]
noun
fine metallic fragments, especially as used for ornamentation.

Origin:
1840–50; < German

flitter

4 [flit-er]
noun Chiefly South Midland and Southern U.S.
a fritter or pancake.

Origin:
apparently by dissimilation from fritter2

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flit (flɪt)
 
vb , flits, flitting, flitted
1.  to move along rapidly and lightly; skim or dart
2.  to fly rapidly and lightly; flutter
3.  to pass quickly; fleet: a memory flitted into his mind
4.  dialect (Scot), (Northern English) to move house
5.  informal (Brit) to depart hurriedly and stealthily in order to avoid obligations
6.  an informal word for elope
 
n
7.  the act or an instance of flitting
8.  slang chiefly (US) a male homosexual
9.  informal (Brit) a hurried and stealthy departure in order to avoid obligations (esp in the phrase do a flit)
10.  See moonlight flit
 
[C12: from Old Norse flytja to carry]
 
'flitter
 
n

flitter (ˈflɪtə)
 
vb
a less common word for flutter

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flitter
1540s, from flit with frequentative suffix. Flitter-mouse (1540s) is occasionally used in English, in imitation of Ger. fledermaus "bat," from O.H.G. fledaron "to flutter."
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Flitter currently lives in the suburban town of marlboro township, new jersey.
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