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Word of the Day: Flit

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Good evening and welcome to Word of the Day! A journey through the English vocabulary and the words that piqued my interest, in WotD we'll be learning a new word for each working day of the week, bar holidays, unless there's a holiday special...


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Verb ( flitted , flitting )

  • [ intrans. ] move swiftly and lightly : small birds flitted about in the branches | figurative the idea had flitted through his mind.
  • [ intrans. ] Brit. leave one's home or move, typically secretly so as to escape creditors or obligations.

noun Brit., informal

  • An act of leaving one's home or moving, typically secretly so as to escape creditors or obligations : Moonlight flits from one insalubrious dwelling to another.

ORIGIN: Middle English (in the sense [move house] ): from Old Norse flytja; related to Fleet.

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