See also: flüster
- (dated) To make hot and rosy, as with drinking.
- 1849–1861, Thomas Babington Macaulay, chapter 20, in The History of England from the Accession of James the Second, volume (please specify |volume=I to V), London: Longman, Brown, Green, and Longmans, OCLC 1069526323:
- His practice of flustering himself daily with claret.
- (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.
- (intransitive) To be in a heat or bustle; to be agitated and confused.
- 1698, Robert South, Twelve Sermons upon Several Subjects and Occasions:
- the flustring, vain-glorious Greeks
To confuse, befuddle, throw into panic by making overwrought with confusion
fluster (plural flusters)
- A state of being flustered; overwrought confusion.