flauchter

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verb

flauch·​ter
variants or flaughter
ˈflȯḵər,
-lȧk-
-ed/-ing/-s

intransitive verb

chiefly Scottish : flutter, flicker
the candle flauchters in the draft

transitive verb

chiefly Scottish : excite, fluster
a little whiskey had flauchtered him

flauchter

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noun

variants or flaughter
"
plural -s
chiefly Scottish

Word History

Etymology

Verb

Scots flocht flutter, bustle, excitement + English -er (frequentative suffix)

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“Flauchter.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/flauchter. Accessed 24 Jun. 2024.

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