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, 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, 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, 5 July 2017

These example sentences are selected automatically from various online news sources to reflect current usage of the word 'flyaway.' Views expressed in the examples do not represent the opinion of Merriam-Webster or its editors. Send us feedback.

First Known Use of flyaway

1844, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Learn More About flyaway

Time Traveler for flyaway

Time Traveler

The first known use of flyaway was in 1844

See more words from the same year

Dictionary Entries Near flyaway

fly ash


flyaway grass

See More Nearby Entries 

Statistics for flyaway

Cite this Entry

“Flyaway.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 19 May. 2022.

Style: MLA
MLACheck Mark Icon ChicagoCheck Mark Icon APACheck Mark Icon Merriam-WebsterCheck Mark Icon


Test Your Vocabulary

Name That Color

  • a light greenish blue color
  • Name that color:
Spell It

Can you spell these 10 commonly misspelled words?

Universal Daily Crossword

A daily challenge for crossword fanatics.

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!