flitter

1
[ flit-er ]
/ ˈflɪt ər /

verb (used with or without object)

to flutter.

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Origin of flitter

1
First recorded in 1535–45; flit + -er6

Definition for flitter (2 of 4)

flitter2
[ flit-er ]
/ ˈflɪt ər /

noun

a person or thing that flits.

Origin of flitter

2
First recorded in 1535–45; flit + -er1

Definition for flitter (3 of 4)

flitter3
[ flit-er ]
/ ˈflɪt ər /

noun

fine metallic fragments, especially as used for ornamentation.

Origin of flitter

3
Borrowed into English from German around 1840–50

Definition for flitter (4 of 4)

flitter4
[ flit-er ]
/ ˈflɪt ər /

noun Chiefly South Midland and Southern U.S.

a fritter or pancake.

Origin of flitter

4
apparently by dissimilation from fritter2
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British Dictionary definitions for flitter

flitter
/ (ˈflɪtə) /

verb

a less common word for flutter
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