aflap

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adjective \ə-ˈflap\

Definition of aflap

  1. :  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

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Origin and Etymology of aflap

1a- + 2flap


First Known Use: 1877


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