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flitter

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[ flit-er ]
/ ˈflɪt ər /
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verb (used with or without object)
to flutter.
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Origin of flitter

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First recorded in 1535–45; flit + -er6

Other definitions for flitter (2 of 4)

flitter2
[ flit-er ]
/ ˈflɪt ər /

noun
a person or thing that flits.

Origin of flitter

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First recorded in 1535–45; flit + -er1

Other definitions for flitter (3 of 4)

flitter3
[ flit-er ]
/ ˈflɪt ər /

noun
fine metallic fragments, especially as used for ornamentation.

Origin of flitter

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First recorded in 1840–50; from German; literally, “tinsel, spangle”

Other definitions 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

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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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