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Word of the Day 5/8/14 Flit

Flit (verb, noun)
flit [flit]


verb (used without object), flit·ted, flit·ting.
1. to move lightly and swiftly; fly, dart, or skim along: bees flitting from flower to flower.
2. to flutter, as a bird.
3. to pass quickly, as time: hours flitting by.
4. Chiefly Scot. and North England.
a. to depart or die.
b. to change one's residence.

verb (used with object), flit·ted, flit·ting.
5. Chiefly Scot. to remove; transfer; oust or dispossess.

noun
6. a light, swift movement; flutter.
7. Scot. and North England. a change of residence; instance of moving to a new address.
8. Slang: Disparaging and Offensive. a male homosexual.

Synonyms
1. See fly.

Origin: 1150–1200; Middle English flitten < Old Norse flytja to carry, convey, Swedish flytta. See fleet

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