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Is flit a Scrabble word?

Yes. The word flit is a Scrabble US word. The word flit is worth 7 points in Scrabble:

F4L1I1T1

Is flit a Scrabble UK word?

Yes. The word flit is a Scrabble UK word and has 7 points:

F4L1I1T1

Is flit a Words With Friends word?

Yes. The word flit is a Words With Friends word. The word flit is worth 8 points in Words With Friends (WWF):

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Valid words made from Flit

You can make 10 words from 'flit' in our Scrabble US and Canada dictionary.

4 letters words from 'flit'

FLIT 7LIFT 7

3 letters words from 'flit'

FIL 6FIT 6
LIT 3TIL 3

2 letters words from 'flit'

IF 5IT 2
LI 2TI 2

All 4 letters words made out of flit

flit lfit filt iflt lift ilft flti lfti ftli tfli ltfi tlfi fitl iftl ftil tfil itfl tifl litf iltf ltif tlif itlf tilf

Note: these 'words' (valid or invalid) are all the permutations of the word flit. These words are obtained by scrambling the letters in flit.

Definitions and meaning of flit

flit

Etymology

From Middle English flitten, flytten, from Old Norse flytja (to move), from Proto-Germanic *flutjaną, from Proto-Indo-European *plewd- (to flow; run). Cognate Icelandic flytja, Swedish flytta, Danish flytte, Norwegian flytte, Faroese flyta. Compare also Saterland Frisian flitskje (to rush; run quickly).

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /flɪt/
  • Rhymes: -ɪt

Noun

flit (plural flits)

  1. A fluttering or darting movement.
  2. (physics) A particular, unexpected, short lived change of state.
  3. (slang) A homosexual.

Derived terms

  • moonlight flit

Verb

flit (third-person singular simple present flits, present participle flitting, simple past and past participle flitted)

  1. To move about rapidly and nimbly.
    • 1855, Tennyson, Maud:
      A shadow flits before me, / Not thou, but like to thee; []
    • 1912: Edgar Rice Burroughs, Tarzan of the Apes, Chapter 6
      There were many apes with faces similar to his own, and further over in the book he found, under "M," some little monkeys such as he saw daily flitting through the trees of his primeval forest. But nowhere was pictured any of his own people; in all the book was none that resembled Kerchak, or Tublat, or Kala.
  2. To move quickly from one location to another.
    • 1597, Richard Hooker, Of the Lawes of Ecclesiastical Politie, Chapter 5:
      By their means it became a received opinion, that the souls of men departing this life, do flit out of one body into some other.
  3. (physics) To unpredictably change state for short periods of time.
  4. (Britain, dialect) To move house (sometimes a sudden move to avoid debts).
    • 1855, Anthony Trollope, The Warden, page 199 →ISBN
      After this manner did the late Warden of Barchester Hospital accomplish his flitting, and change his residence.
    • 1859, George Dasent (tr.), Popular Tales from the Norse, "The Cat on the Dovrefell":
      [] we can't give any one house-room just now, for every Christmas Eve such a pack of Trolls come down upon us that we are forced to flit, and haven't so much as a house over our own heads, to say nothing of lending one to any one else.
  5. To move a tethered animal to a new, grazing location.
  6. To be unstable; to be easily or often moved.
    • the free soul to flitting air resign'd

Related terms

  • dart
  • dash
  • flirt
  • lunge

Translations

Adjective

flit (comparative more flit, superlative most flit)

  1. (poetic, obsolete) Fast, nimble.
    • 1590, Edmund Spenser, The Faerie Queene, II.iv:
      And in his hand two darts exceeding flit, / And deadly sharpe he held [...].

Anagrams

  • ILTF, lift

Middle English

Noun

flit

  1. Alternative form of flyt

Norwegian Nynorsk

Noun

flit m (definite singular fliten, uncountable)

  1. form removed with the spelling reform of 2012; superseded by flid m

Scots

Verb

flit (third-person singular simple present flits, present participle flittin, simple past flittit, past participle flittit)

  1. To move house.
  2. To flit.

Derived terms

  • munelicht flittin

Swedish

Etymology

From Old Swedish flit, from Middle Low German vlīt, vlît (cognate with German Low German Fliet, Saterland Frisian Fliet, Dutch vlijt, Danish flid, Norwegian Bokmål flid, Norwegian Nynorsk flit, and German Fleiß, Fleiss).

Pronunciation

Noun

flit c

  1. diligence, industriousness, energy
    där flitens lampa brinner
    where [someone] works long hours

Declension

Related terms

  • flitbetyg
  • flitig
  • flitpengar

References

  • flit in Svenska Akademiens ordlista (SAOL)
  • flit in Svenska Akademiens ordbok (SAOB)

Anagrams

  • filt

Westrobothnian

Noun

flit m (definite flitn, dative flitåm)

  1. Fly-Tox (insecticide)

Source: wiktionary.org
  • to move lightly and swiftly.
    (source: Collins Scrabble Dictionary)