flutter etymology

English word flutter comes from Proto-Indo-European *plewd-

Detailed word origin of flutter

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
*plewd- Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro)
*flutrōną Proto-Germanic (gem-pro)
flotorian Old English (ang)
floteren Middle English (enm)
flutter English (eng) (British) A small bet or risky investment.. (audio, electronics) The rapid variation of signal parameters, such as amplitude, phase, and frequency.. A state of agitation.. An abnormal rapid pulsation of the heart.. The act of fluttering; quick and irregular motion. (intransitive) To flap or wave quickly but irregularly.. (intransitive, of a winged animal) To flap the wings without flying; to [...]

Words with the same origin as flutter

Descendants of *plewd-
afloat flatter fleet fleeting float