Dictionary.com

aflutter

[ uh-fluht-er ]
/ əˈflʌt ər /
Save This Word!

adjective
in a flutter.
QUIZ
QUIZ YOURSELF ON “ITS” VS. “IT’S”!
Apostrophes can be tricky; prove you know the difference between "it’s" and "its" in this crafty quiz!
Question 1 of 8
On the farm, the feed for chicks is significantly different from the roosters’; ______ not even comparable.

Origin of aflutter

First recorded in 1820–30; a-1 + flutter
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2022

How to use aflutter in a sentence

British Dictionary definitions for aflutter

aflutter
/ (əˈflʌtə) /

adjective, adverb (postpositive)
in or into a nervous or excited state
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
FEEDBACK