flyaway
adjective Date: 1844 1. loose and flowing especially because of unconfined fullness at the back <
a flyaway jacket
>
2. of, relating to, or being an aircraft that is ready to fly <
the plane's flyaway price
>

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • Flyaway — Fly a*way , a. Disposed to fly away; flighty; unrestrained; light and free; used of both persons and things. n. A flyaway person or thing. Truth is such a flyaway. Emerson. [Webster 1913 Suppl.] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • flyaway — [flī′ə wā΄] adj. 1. loose and streaming as if blown by the wind [flyaway hair] 2. flighty 3. ready for flight …   English World dictionary

  • flyaway — ► ADJECTIVE ▪ (of hair) fine and difficult to control …   English terms dictionary

  • flyaway — /fluy euh way /, adj. 1. fluttering or streaming in the wind; windblown: flyaway hair. 2. flighty; frivolous; giddy. 3. ready for flight: flyaway aircraft. [1765 75; adj. use of v. phrase fly away] * * * …   Universalium

  • flyaway — [[t]fla͟ɪ͟əweɪ[/t]] ADJ GRADED: usu ADJ n Flyaway hair is very soft and fine. [WRITTEN] ...her flyaway blond hair …   English dictionary

  • flyaway — fly•a•way [[t]ˈflaɪ əˌweɪ[/t]] adj. 1) fluttering or streaming in the wind; windblown: flyaway hair[/ex] 2) cvb ready for flight: flyaway aircraft[/ex] • Etymology: 1765–75 …   From formal English to slang

  • flyaway — adjective 1. guided by whim and fancy flighty young girls • Syn: ↑flighty, ↑head in the clouds, ↑scatterbrained • Similar to: ↑frivolous • Derivationally related forms: ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • flyaway — adj. Flyaway is used with these nouns: ↑hair …   Collocations dictionary

  • flyaway — fly|a|way [ˈflaıəweı] adj flyaway hair hair that is soft and thin and becomes untidy easily …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • flyaway — fly|a|way [ flaıə,weı ] adjective flyaway hair is very thin and soft, so that it is difficult to keep in a neat hairstyle …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

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