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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. 2018.
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  • Friday came, and the officers and crew of the flyaway were all on board.

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  • On the flyaway this rope ran through a double block, or tackle.

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

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  • At this time Paul put the flyaway about, and laid her course due west.

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

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  • I had a motive for doing so, for I want you to join the excursion in the flyaway.

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  • And now, as we go along, we might as well be playing, flyaway.

  • Running off to play when grandma wished her to stay with flyaway.

  • I thought she was with you: I don't wonder they call her flyaway.

  • I am afraid Preston did not expect much of Flaxie, she was such a flyaway child.

    The Twin Cousins

    Sophie May
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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