An example of a flit is the flap of a butterfly's wings.
Memories flitted through his mind.
My computer just had a flit.
My blender flits because the power cord is damaged.
An example of flit is for a butterfly to fly by.
Origin of flit
- Middle English flitten from Old Norse flytja to carry about, convey pleu- in Indo-European roots
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
- From Old Norse flytja (“to move”). Cognate with Swedish: flytta, Danish/Norwegian: flytte, Faroese: flyta.