- (archaic) unstable, fluttering
- Ostentatiously effeminate
- 1995 September 8, Peter Margasak, “Edwyn Collins”, in Chicago Reader:
- His once flitty warble has deepened into a quavery David Bowie/Iggy Pop croon, and it perfectly suits the new record's mix of quasi soul and somber guitar pop.
- 1999 December 24, Albert Williams, “Lean and Mean”, in Chicago Reader:
- In each scenario, the mother worries whether her flitty son (Garcia) will ever marry. "
- 2001 February 23, Albert Williams, “Springtime for Mel Brooks”, in Chicago Reader:
- Some observers may be taken aback by Brooks's treatment of homosexuality: while the subject was only a side theme in the movie, here it's placed front and center in the character of Roger and his flitty "common-law assistant," Carmen Ghia.
(ostentatiously homosexual): camp