aflutter

[uh-fluht-er]

adjective

in a flutter.

Nearby words

  1. aflatoxicosis,
  2. aflatoxin,
  3. aflatoxins,
  4. afloat,
  5. aflush,
  6. afm,
  7. afn,
  8. afnor,
  9. afocal,
  10. afognak

Origin of aflutter

First recorded in 1820–30; a-1 + flutter

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British Dictionary definitions for aflutter

aflutter

adjective, adverb (postpositive)

in or into a nervous or excited state
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Word Origin and History for aflutter

aflutter

adj.

1830, from a- (1) + flutter (v.).

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