flyaway

adjective

fly·​away ˈflī-ə-ˌwā How to pronounce flyaway (audio)
1
: loose and flowing especially because of unconfined fullness at the back
a flyaway jacket
2
: of, relating to, or being an aircraft that is ready to fly
the plane's flyaway price
3
of hair : very thin and light : difficult to keep tidy
Her hair was the blond flyaway variety, sometimes looking as if it was exploding from her scalp …Peter Keepnews

Examples of flyaway in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Accessories include two curlers (clockwise and counterclockwise) that look and feel similar to Dyson’s 1.2-inch barrels, a flyaway tool, a round volumizer brush, a smoothing brush and a hair smoother. Danielle Directo-Meston, The Hollywood Reporter, 11 Jan. 2024 This kit also includes a flyaway attachment for your smoothest hair yet. Danielle Sinay, Glamour, 24 Nov. 2023 The straightener’s smart heat sensor adapts to your hair type so there’s overall less hair spillage on the sides of the plates and no flyaway hairs. Andrea Navarro, Glamour, 27 Nov. 2023 In building the set, Cohen built a 3D diorama model with flyaway walls of her different recollections. Jazz Tangcay, Variety, 7 Oct. 2023 The Supersonic comes with a flyaway attachment, diffuser, styling concentrator, and wide tooth comb and gentle air attachments. Danielle Directo-Meston, The Hollywood Reporter, 24 Aug. 2023 In comparison, the original Supersonic comes with five attachments: diffuser, styling concentrator, wide tooth comb, gentle air, and flyaway attachment. Angela Trakoshis, Allure, 16 Aug. 2023 That is one of the biggest flyaway zones for migratory birds. Chris Klimek, Smithsonian Magazine, 10 Aug. 2023 To complement her minimalist style statement, Queen Letizia opted to wear silver jewelry and loose hair with flyaway ends and a smoky eye. Luz Garcia, Vogue, 27 June 2023 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1844, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of flyaway was in 1844

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“Flyaway.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/flyaway. Accessed 24 Feb. 2024.

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