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Origin of "moonlight flit"

Posted by Bruce Kahl on July 25, 2000

In Reply to: Origin of "moonlight flit" posted by Marge Inglis on July 24, 2000

: Scottish friend used the expression "moonlight flit" to describe someone sneaking out/moving out at 4am.

Main Entry: flit
Pronunciation: 'flit
Function: intransitive verb
Inflected Form(s): flit·ted; flit·ting
Etymology: Middle English flitten, of Scandinavian origin; akin to Old Norse flytjask to move, Old English flEotan to float
Date: 13th century
1 : to pass quickly or abruptly from one place or condition to another
2 archaic : ALTER, SHIFT
3 : to move in an erratic fluttering manner
- flit noun