forflutter etymology

English word forflutter comes from English for-, English flutter

Detailed word origin of forflutter

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
for- English (eng) (dialectal) Very; excessively.. (no longer productive) Meaning "completely", "to the fullest extent" e.g. forbreak; superseded by combinations with "up" in senses where no upward movement is involved, e.g. forgive = give up (one's offenses), forgather = "gather up", forbeat = "beat up", etc.. (no longer productive) Meaning "far", "away"; "from", "out" e.g. forbid, forget, forsay; forbear, fordeem.
flutter English (eng) (intransitive) To flap or wave quickly but irregularly.. (intransitive, of a winged animal) To flap the wings without flying; to fly with a light flapping of the wings.. (transitive) To cause something to flap.. (transitive) To drive into disorder; to throw into confusion. (British) A small bet or risky investment.. (audio, electronics) The rapid variation of signal parameters, such as [...]
forflutter English (eng) (transitive, UK, _, dialectal) To agitate.. (transitive, UK, _, dialectal) To disorder; discompose. (UK, _, dialectal) A state of confusion or agitation.

Words with the same origin as forflutter

Descendants of for-
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Descendants of flutter