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fluster

[ fluhs-ter ]
/ ˈflʌs tər /
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verb (used with object)
to put into a state of agitated confusion: His constant criticism flustered me.
to excite and confuse with drink.
verb (used without object)
to become agitatedly confused.
noun
nervous excitement or confusion.
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Origin of fluster

First recorded in 1375–1425; late Middle English flostren; cf. bluster, Old Norse flaustra “to hurry”
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British Dictionary definitions for fluster

fluster
/ (ˈflʌstə) /

verb
to make or become confused, nervous, or upset
noun
a state of confusion or agitation

Word Origin for fluster

C15: probably of Scandinavian origin; compare Icelandic flaustr to hurry, flaustra to bustle
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