verb (used without object), flit·ted, flit·ting.
- to depart or die.
- to change one's residence.
verb (used with object), flit·ted, flit·ting.
Origin of flit
Synonyms for flit
Related Words for flithover, flicker, whiz, zip, dart, fly, rush, flash, run, whisk, float, sail, sweep, scud, skim, dance, pass, fleet, hurry, speed
Examples from the Web for flit
Contemporary Examples of flit
This time we are back in 1941 and flit from Berlin (“the capital of a banana republic that had run out of bananas”) to Prague.Must Read Fiction: ‘Prague Fatale,’ ‘Derby Day’ and More
Malcolm Forbes, Hillary Kelly, Mythili Rao
May 9, 2012
Historical Examples of flit
How they flit about, imps of evil as they are, and sound their horn of defiance in our ear!
She and her mother had to flit so often—suddenly, noiselessly.Ten American Girls From History
Kate Dickinson Sweetser
With yours so nearly ready to flit, no change in size is indicated now.The Galaxy Primes
Edward Elmer Smith
It was so still that the flit of a wing was almost startling.Little Brothers of the Air
Olive Thorne Miller
Silent, inscrutable, they flit through the American scene, alien to the last.A Wayfarer in China
verb flits, flitting or flitted (intr)
Word Origin for flit
c.1200, flutten "convey, move, take, carry away, go away," perhaps from Old Norse flytja "to remove, bring."
Theire desire ... is to goe to theire newe masters eyther on a Tewsday, or on a Thursday; for ... they say Munday flitte, Neaver sitte. [Henry Best, farming & account book, 1641]
Related: Flitted; flitting. As a noun, from 1835.