Dictionary.com
definitions
  • synonyms

fliting

[flahy-ting]
See more synonyms on Thesaurus.com
noun
  1. contention.
  2. a literary war of words, in versified dialogue.
Show More

Origin of fliting

Middle English word dating back to 1150–1200; see origin at flite, -ing1

flite

or flyte

[flahyt]Scot. and North England
verb (used without object), flit·ed, flit·ing.
  1. to dispute; wrangle; scold; jeer.
Show More
noun
  1. a dispute or wrangle; scolding.
Show More

Origin of flite

before 900; (v.) Middle English fliten, Old English flītan to strive, contend; akin to Middle High German vlīzen (German Fleiss industry), Old Saxon flītan; (noun) Middle English; Old English flīt strife, abuse, derivative of the v.
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

British Dictionary definitions for fliting

flite

flyte

Scot and Northern English dialect
verb
  1. (tr) to scold or rail at
Show More
noun
  1. a dispute or scolding
Show More

Word Origin

Old English flītan to wrangle, of Germanic origin; related to Old Frisian flīt strife, Old High German flīz strife
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012