Definition of Flyaway

1. Adjective. Guided by whim and fancy. "Flighty young girls"

Exact synonyms: Flighty, Head-in-the-clouds, Scatterbrained
Similar to: Frivolous
Derivative terms: Flightiness

2. Adjective. (of hair or clothing) worn loose. "A flyaway coat"
Similar to: Loose

Definition of Flyaway

1. adj. frivolous; -- of people.

2. a. Disposed to fly away; flighty; unrestrained; light and free; -- used of both persons and things.

Definition of Flyaway

1. Adjective. (context: of hair) Soft, light, unruly, and difficult to set into a style. ¹

2. Noun. A stray hair of this kind. ¹

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Definition of Flyaway

1. one that is elusive [n -AWAYS]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Flyaway

fly on the wall
fly open
fly orchid
fly out
fly out of the traps
fly outs
fly poison
fly rod
fly sheet
fly swatter
fly tent
fly the coop
fly the freak flag
fly the nest
flyaway (current term)

Literary usage of Flyaway

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Publishers Weekly by Publishers' Board of Trade (U.S.), Book Trade Association of Philadelphia, American Book Trade Union, Am. Book Trade Association, R.R. Bowker Company (1882)
"... and contributions by all the best writers for ihe young, including Oliver Optic, Sophie y. author of " Prudy," " Dotty," " flyaway," and ..."

2. In the Child's World: Morning Talks and Stories for Kindergartens, Primary by Emilie Poulsson (1893)
"Mrs. flyaway. (A Story of Ants.) Once upon a time there lived in a big, ... They called her Mrs. flyaway because she never wanted to stay at home. ..."

3. The General Stud-book, Containing Pedigrees of Race Horses, &c. &c. from the (1893)
"CAPE flyaway MARE, Bred by Captain BARLOW, in 1869, her dam, Lufra, ... CAPE flyaway MARE (foaled in 1875), dam by Blair Athol, out of sister to Brown Bess, ..."

4. McGuffey's Alternate First[-sixth] Reader by William Holmes McGuffey (1887)
"An hour before, Aunt Elsie had learned that little flyaway was missing. 10. ... The servants came home, but no flyaway. The police were notified ; no little ..."

5. A Look at Tomorrow's Tactical Air Forces by Lane Pierrot, Jo A. Vines, Shaun Black (1997)
"CBO estimated three elements of procurement costs—recurring flyaway, ... The estimate for recurring flyaway costs ($41.7 billion) assumes that those costs ..."

6. The Congregational Quarterly by American Congregational Union, Joseph Sylvester Clark, American Congregational Association, Henry Martyn Dexter, Alonzo Hall Quint, Isaac Pendleton Langworthy, Christopher Cushing, Samuel Burnham (1873)
"... by Mrs. MA Osgood ; " Little Grandmother," by Sophie May, the fourth volume of the " flyaway Series " ; " The Charlie Roberts Series," four volumes, ..."

7. From the Arctic Ocean to the Yellow Sea: The Narrative of a Journey, in 1890 by Julius Mendes Price (1892)
"... Islands—The midnight sun—A foretaste of the Arctic regions—" Cape flyaway "—Our ice-master, Captain Crowther—"We sight the coast of Siberia—The village ..."

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