kite

1
[ kahyt ]
/ kaɪt /

noun

verb (used without object), kit·ed, kit·ing.

Informal. to fly or move with a rapid or easy motion like that of a kite.
to obtain money or credit through kites.

verb (used with object), kit·ed, kit·ing.

to employ (a check or the like) as a kite; to cash or pass (a kite, forged check, etc.).

Origin of kite

1
before 900 for def 2; 1655–65 for def 1; Middle English kyte, Old English cȳta kite, bittern; akin to German Kauz owl

OTHER WORDS FROM kite

kit·er, nounkite·like, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for kiter (1 of 2)

kite1
/ (kaɪt) /

noun

verb

Derived forms of kite

kiter, noun

Word Origin for kite

Old English cӯta; related to Middle High German küze owl, Old Norse kӯta to quarrel

British Dictionary definitions for kiter (2 of 2)

kite2
/ (kəɪt) /

noun

a variant spelling of kyte
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Idioms and Phrases with kiter

kite

see go fly a kite; high as a kite.

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