Origin of fluttery

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

  • He had been given only a mild shock, but it had been enough for his fluttery, cranky heart.


    Robert Sheckley

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

    The Short Line War

    Samuel Merwin

  • Betsy wondered if she really always had been as fluttery as this.

    Understood Betsy

    Dorothy Canfield

  • He began his fluttery elbow movements again and looked around at Dotty with a triumphant smile.

    The Old Martians

    Roger Phillips Graham

  • 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

British Dictionary definitions for fluttery



flapping rapidly; fluttering
showing nervousness or excitement
light or insubstantial
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