- The definition of a flit is a quick pass, or is slang for a male homosexual.
An example of a flit is the flap of a butterfly's wings.
- Flit is defined as to flutter or pass by rapidly.
An example of flit is for a butterfly to fly by.
- to pass lightly and rapidly: memories flitted through his mind
- to fly lightly and rapidly; flutter
- Scot., North Eng. to move to other quarters, esp. by stealth
- Brit., Informal to leave quickly, esp. to escape creditors, etc.
Origin: Middle English flitten ; from Old Norse flytja, akin to Old English fleotan, fleet
- the act or an instance of flitting
- ☆ Slang a male homosexual: a dismissive or mildly contemptuous term
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intransitive verb flit·ted, flit·ting, flits
- To move about rapidly and nimbly.
- To move quickly from one condition or location to another.
- A fluttering or darting movement.
- Informal An empty-headed, silly, often erratic person.
Origin: Middle English flitten, from Old Norse flytja, to carry about, convey; see pleu- in Indo-European roots.
- flitˈter noun