verb (used with or without object)
- to flutter.
- a person or thing that flits.
- fine metallic fragments, especially as used for ornamentation.
noun Chiefly South Midland and Southern U.S.
- a fritter or pancake.
- a less common word for flutter
1540s, from flit with frequentative suffix. Flitter-mouse (1540s) is occasionally used in English, in imitation of German fledermaus “bat,” from Old High German fledaron “to flutter.” Related: Flittered; flittering. As a noun, from 1892.