fly·​away | \ ˈflī-ə-ˌwā How to pronounce flyaway (audio) \

Definition of flyaway

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 Just as distinctive was Allen's crazy, flyaway hairstyle. Chris Koseluk, The Hollywood Reporter, "Marty Allen, Zany Comedian With a Crazy Hairdo, Dies at 95," 13 Feb. 2018 The daily brushing combined with generous amounts of a white crème called Vitapointe worked and my curls grew into long, flyaway strands of hair that were provisionally well-behaved. Dara Lurie, Longreads, "Changing My Mind About Pig’s Feet and Cornrows," 15 Jan. 2018 At Racked, Eliza Brooke looks at that enduring style icon — the French Girl — and the big money to be made riding her aspirational, stylishly flyaway coattails. Michelle W., Longreads, "#FrenchGirlGoals: Artful Dishevelment and Animal Fats," 5 July 2017

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First Known Use of flyaway

1844, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Flyaway.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 9 May. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of flyaway

of hair : very thin and light : difficult to keep tidy

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