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1fluster

verb flus·ter \ˈfləs-tər\

: to make (someone) nervous and confused

flus·teredflus·ter·ing \-t(ə-)riŋ\

Full Definition of FLUSTER

transitive verb
1
:  to make tipsy
2
:  to put into a state of agitated confusion :  upset
intransitive verb
:  to move or behave in an agitated or confused manner
flus·tered·ly adverb

Examples of FLUSTER

  1. The interruption flustered the speaker.
  2. Some speakers fluster more easily than others.

Origin of FLUSTER

probably of Scandinavian origin; akin to Icelandic flaustur hurry
First Known Use: 1604

2fluster

noun

Definition of FLUSTER

:  a state of agitated confusion

Examples of FLUSTER

  1. <all the yelling on the bus put the driver in a fluster>
  2. <there was a palpable fluster in the audience when I asked my awkward question>

First Known Use of FLUSTER

1712

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