flea-flick·​er ˈflē-ˌfli-kər How to pronounce flea-flicker (audio)
: any of various offensive plays in football involving a combination of handoffs and forward or lateral passes

Examples of flea-flicker in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Jameson Williams touchdown drop A flea-flicker was well played by San Francisco, but Jameson Williams still had a chance to catch the go-ahead touchdown on a beautiful ball from Goff. Jared Ramsey, Detroit Free Press, 29 Jan. 2024 Nix's final passing touchdown of the afternoon — his fifth, which tied a Fiesta Bowl record — came early in the third quarter on a trick play with a reverse and then a flea-flicker. David Brandt, USA TODAY, 1 Jan. 2024 Stafford appeared to have the wind knocked out of him in the fourth quarter when he was hit after throwing a flea-flicker pass that was intercepted by cornerback Riq Woolen. Gary Klein, Los Angeles Times, 20 Nov. 2023 His sophomore season, Foster caught 12 passes for 164 yards and a 52-yard touchdown from quarterback Payton Thorne on a flea-flicker against the Terrapins. Chris Solari, Detroit Free Press, 14 Apr. 2023

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Word History

First Known Use

1927, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of flea-flicker was in 1927

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“Flea-flicker.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/flea-flicker. Accessed 25 May. 2024.

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