flite

or flyte

[ flahyt ]

verb (used without object),flit·ed, flit·ing.
  1. to dispute; wrangle; scold; jeer.

noun
  1. a dispute or wrangle; scolding.

Origin of flite

1
First recorded before 900; (verb) Middle English fliten, Old English flītan “to strive, contend”; akin to Middle High German vlīzen (German Fleiss “industry”), Old Saxon flītan; (noun) Middle English; Old English flīt “strife, abuse,” derivative of the verb

Words Nearby flite

Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2024

How to use flite in a sentence

British Dictionary definitions for flite

flite

verb
  1. (tr) to scold or rail at

noun
  1. a dispute or scolding

Origin of flite

1
Old English flītan to wrangle, of Germanic origin; related to Old Frisian flīt strife, Old High German flīz strife

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