flyaway

adjective fly·away \ ˈflī-ə-ˌwā \
Updated on: 28 Feb 2018

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

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First Known Use of flyaway

1844


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


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