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flyaway

[flahy-uh-wey]
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adjective
  1. fluttering or streaming in the wind; windblown: flyaway hair.
  2. flighty; frivolous; giddy.
  3. ready for flight: flyaway aircraft.
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Origin of flyaway

First recorded in 1765–75; adj. use of verb phrase fly away
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Examples from the Web for flyaway

Historical Examples

  • I shall take the Flyaway back to Portsmouth harbor as soon as I can get there.

    Little By Little

    William Taylor Adams

  • At this time Paul put the Flyaway about, and laid her course due west.

    Little By Little

    William Taylor Adams

  • Friday came, and the officers and crew of the Flyaway were all on board.

    Little By Little

    William Taylor Adams

  • On the Flyaway this rope ran through a double block, or tackle.

    Little By Little

    William Taylor Adams

  • "We think of going on a cruise in the Flyaway," said Thomas.

    Little By Little

    William Taylor Adams


British Dictionary definitions for flyaway

flyaway

adjective
  1. (of hair or clothing) loose and fluttering
  2. frivolous or flighty; giddy
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noun
  1. a person who is frivolous or flighty
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