[flit-er] /ˈflɪt ər/
verb (used with or without object)
a less common word for flutter
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.
[flit-er-mous] /ˈflɪt ərˌmaʊs/ noun, plural flittermice [flit-er-mahys] /ˈflɪt ərˌmaɪs/ (Show IPA) 1. 2 (def 1). /ˈflɪtəˌmaʊs/ noun (pl) -mice 1. a dialect name for bat2 (sense 1)
adj. 1640s, from flit + -y (2). Related: Flittiness.
noun flivver (1920s+) verb To fail; flop (1914+ Show business)
[fliv-er] /ˈflɪv ər/ noun 1. Older Slang. an automobile, especially one that is small, inexpensive, and old. 2. Slang. something of unsatisfactory quality or inferior grade. /ˈflɪvə/ noun 1. an old, cheap, or battered car n. “cheap car,” especially “Model-T Ford,” 1910, of unknown origin. noun verb To fail; flop: If the production flivvers, I’ll […]