Definition of fluster in English:


Syllabification: flust·er
Pronunciation: /ˈfləstər


[with object] (often as adjective flustered)


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  • An agitated or confused state: the main thing is not to get all in a fluster
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    • Accept the fluster of lost door keys, the hour badly spent.
    • So, as iconic as Marilyn Monroe and Madonna may be, York men are more likely to get themselves into a fluster over Angelina Jolie and Catherine Zeta Jones.
    • The hurry and scurry of airports, the deceits and disputes of hotels, the fluster of trains and taxis - he was beyond it all.
    state of agitation, state of anxiety, nervous state, panic, frenzy, fret
    informal dither, flap, tizz, tizzy, twitter, state, sweat


early 17th century (in the sense 'make slightly drunk'): perhaps of Scandinavian origin and related to Icelandic flaustra 'hurry, bustle'.

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