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.
- flit gun,
- flitch beam,
Origin of flit
Examples from the Web for 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|DAILY BEAST
He was one of those mournful figures that flit from time to time across the pages of history.The Walls of Constantinople|Bernard Granville Baker
There are dark, swift, flashing beetles that flit so in the heat of summer among the blades of dry grass.A Desperate Character and Other Stories|Ivan Turgenev
Other figures of fiction, in fancy, flit across the Square, or throng the near-by streets.Fifth Avenue|Arthur Bartlett Maurice
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.