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aflutter

[ uh-fluht-er ]
/ əˈflʌt ər /
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adjective

in a flutter.

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Origin of aflutter

First recorded in 1820–30; a-1 + flutter
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British Dictionary definitions for aflutter

aflutter
/ (əˈflʌtə) /

adjective, adverb (postpositive)

in or into a nervous or excited state
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