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[flahy-uh-wey] /ˈflaɪ əˌweɪ/
fluttering or streaming in the wind; windblown:
flyaway hair.
flighty; frivolous; giddy.
ready for flight:
flyaway aircraft.
Origin of flyaway
First recorded in 1765-75; adj. use of verb phrase fly away Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • When flyaway knew she was going to New York, it was about as easy to fit her dresses as to clothe a buzzing blue-bottle fly.

    Little Folks Astray Sophia May (Rebecca Sophia Clarke)
  • I am afraid Preston did not expect much of Flaxie, she was such a flyaway child.

    The Twin Cousins Sophie May
  • "Some of the old mischief left there yet," said he, catching flyaway and tossing her to the ceiling.

  • "We think of going on a cruise in the flyaway," said Thomas.

    Little By Little William Taylor Adams
  • Dotty Dimple and flyaway crowded close to her, and overwhelmed her with questions.

    Prudy Keeping House Sophie May
  • Friday came, and the officers and crew of the flyaway were all on board.

    Little By Little William Taylor Adams
  • Mr. and Mrs. Alcott, from first to last, had had a good many frights about this flyaway Louisa.

  • I shall take the flyaway back to Portsmouth harbor as soon as I can get there.

    Little By Little William Taylor Adams
  • But when I think of you two flyaway flutterbudgets marrying—!

    Miss Billy's Decision Eleanor H. Porter
  • And now, as we go along, we might as well be playing, flyaway.

British Dictionary definitions for flyaway


(of hair or clothing) loose and fluttering
frivolous or flighty; giddy
a person who is frivolous or flighty
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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