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flittermouse

[ flit-er-mous ]
/ ˈflɪt ərˌmaʊs /
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noun, plural flit·ter·mice [flit-er-mahys] /ˈflɪt ərˌmaɪs/.

bat2(def 1).

Nearby words

flitch beam, flitchplate, flite, fliting, flitter, flittermouse, flitty, flivver, flo, float, float bowl

Origin of flittermouse

1540–50; flitter1 + mouse; calque of German Fledermaus
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flittermouse

/ (ˈflɪtəˌmaʊs) /

noun plural -mice

a dialect name for bat 2 (def. 1)

Word Origin for flittermouse

C16: translation of German Fledermaus; see flitter, mouse
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