fluttery

[fluht-uh-ree]

adjective


Origin of fluttery

Middle English word dating back to 1350–1400; see origin at flutter, -y1
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Contemporary Examples of fluttery

Historical Examples of fluttery

  • She was speaking very slowly, her eyes warm and fluttery and melting, a soft flush on her cheeks that did not go away.

    Martin Eden

    Jack London

  • She—come to think of it, she was kind of like a bird herself—real sweet and pretty, but kind of timid and—fluttery.

  • Miss Effie Allendyce took her under her wing in a fluttery, mothery sort of a way with a great many "my dear's."

    Red-Robin

    Jane Abbott

  • The next morning Miss Effie started the two of282 them off for the "appointment" with a fluttery excitement bordering on hysteria.

    Red-Robin

    Jane Abbott

  • You like a girl who is helpless and fluttery, who can be patronized.

    The Short Line War

    Samuel Merwin



British Dictionary definitions for fluttery

fluttery

adjective

flapping rapidly; fluttering
showing nervousness or excitement
light or insubstantial
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