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EtymologyEdit

From a Scandinavian (North Germanic) language, akin to Icelandic flaustra (to be flustered).

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ˈflʌstə/
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  • Rhymes: -ʌstə(r)

VerbEdit

fluster (third-person singular simple present flusters, present participle flustering, simple past and past participle flustered)

  1. (dated) To make hot and rosy, as with drinking.
    • Macaulay
      His habit of flustering himself daily with claret.
  2. (by extension) To confuse; befuddle; throw into panic by making overwrought with confusion.
    He seemed to get flustered when speaking in front of too many people.
  3. (intransitive) To be in a heat or bustle; to be agitated and confused.
    • South
      the flustering, vainglorious Greeks

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NounEdit

fluster (plural flusters)

  1. A state of being flustered; overwrought confusion.

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