flittering






verb (used with or without object)

  1. to flutter.

verb

  1. a less common word for flutter
v.

1540s, from flit with frequentative suffix. Flitter-mouse (1540s) is occasionally used in English, in imitation of German fledermaus “bat,” from Old High German fledaron “to flutter.” Related: Flittered; flittering. As a noun, from 1892.

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