flaff

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verb

ˈflaf
-ed/-ing/-s

intransitive verb

or flaffer
-afər
chiefly Scottish : flap, flutter
flaff in the wind

transitive verb

chiefly Scottish : to cause to flutter or flap
the bird flaffs his wings

flaff

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noun

"
plural -s
1
chiefly Scottish : a movement made by flapping or fluttering
2
chiefly Scottish : a burst or gust especially of wind

Word History

Etymology

Verb

flaff from Middle English (Scots) flaffen, of imitative origin; flaffer frequentative of flaff

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“Flaff.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/flaff. Accessed 20 Jul. 2024.

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