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flitter1

[flit-er] /ˈflɪt ər/
verb (used without object), verb (used with object)
1.
to flutter.
Origin
1535-1545
1535-45; flit + -er6
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British Dictionary definitions for flittering

flitter

/ˈflɪtə/
verb
1.
a less common word for flutter
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Word Origin and History for flittering

flitter

v.

1540s, from flit with frequentative suffix. Flitter-mouse (1540s) is occasionally used in English, in imitation of German fledermaus "bat," from Old High German fledaron "to flutter." Related: Flittered; flittering. As a noun, from 1892.

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