: flapping
a bird with wings aflap
… the white marble rotunda of the Council of Lords sat like a fat iced wedding cake, aflap with pennants bearing the insignias of each noble family.Toby Bishop, Airs Beneath the Moon, 2007

Word History


a- entry 1 + flap entry 2

First Known Use

1877, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of aflap was in 1877

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“Aflap.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/aflap. Accessed 22 Jul. 2024.

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