flyflap

noun

Definition of flyflap

 (Entry 1 of 2)

: a device (as a fan) for driving away or killing flies

flyflap

verb
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Definition of flyflap (Entry 2 of 2)

transitive verb

archaic
: to strike with or as if with a flyflap broadly : beat, lash

intransitive verb

: to drive away flies with a flyflap

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Other Words from flyflap

Verb

flyflapper \ ˈ⸗ˌ⸗⸗ \ noun

History and Etymology for flyflap

Noun

Middle English flieflappe, from flie fly + flappe flap

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“Flyflap.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/flyflap. Accessed 1 Dec. 2021.

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