- to dispute; wrangle; scold; jeer.
- a dispute or wrangle; scolding.
Origin of flite
Examples from the Web for flyting
Historical Examples of flyting
In Scotland “flyting queans” sat in ignominy in cucking-stools.Curious Punishments of Bygone Days
Alice Morse Earle
"Then sic a flyting as there wad be between them, a' about Whig and Tory," continued Jenny.Old Mortality, Complete, Illustrated
Sir Walter Scott
Flyting Free with one, under no such restraint as to prevent severe reprehension, S.An Etymological Dictionary of the Scottish Language
Never a guid word did I hear on his lips, nor naebody else, but just fleering and flyting and profane cursing—deil hae him!The Master of Ballantrae
Robert Louis Stevenson
This was not a poetical tourney like the famous 'flyting' between Dunbar and Kennedy, two hundred and thirty years before.Allan Ramsay
William Henry Oliphant Smeaton
- a variant spelling of flite
- (tr) to scold or rail at
- a dispute or scolding
Word Origin for flite
Old English flitan "to contend, struggle, quarrel;" related to German fleiß, Dutch vlijt "diligence, industry."