Flitter



[flit-er] /ˈflɪt ər/

verb (used with or without object)
1.
to flutter.
[flit-er] /ˈflɪt ər/
noun
1.
a person or thing that .
[flit-er] /ˈflɪt ər/
noun
1.
fine metallic fragments, especially as used for ornamentation.
[flit-er] /ˈflɪt ər/
noun, Chiefly South Midland and Southern U.S.
1.
a fritter or pancake.
/ˈflɪtə/
verb
1.
a less common word for flutter
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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