Flit meaning

flĭt
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.

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To move about rapidly and nimbly.
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A fluttering or darting movement.
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A male homosexual.
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An empty-headed, silly, often erratic person.
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To pass lightly and rapidly.

Memories flitted through his mind.

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To fly lightly and rapidly; flutter.
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To move to other quarters, esp. by stealth.
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To move to other quarters.
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The act or an instance of flitting.
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A fluttering or darting movement.
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(physics) A particular, unexpected, short lived change of state.

My computer just had a flit.

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(slang) A homosexual.
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To move about rapidly and nimbly.
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To move quickly from one location to another.
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(physics) To unpredictably change state for short periods of time.

My blender flits because the power cord is damaged.

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(UK, Scotland, dialect) To move house (sometimes a sudden move to avoid debts).

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To be unstable; to be easily or often moved.
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(poetic, obsolete) Fast, nimble.
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Flit is defined as to flutter or pass by rapidly.

An example of flit is for a butterfly to fly by.

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To move quickly from one condition or location to another.
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To leave quickly, as to escape creditors.
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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.

    From Wiktionary