from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adj. Made or worn loose or draped, as to allow or suggest fluttering in the wind: a flyaway coat; long, flyaway hair.
  • adj. Prepared for immediate flight: a plane in flyaway condition.
  • adj. Designed for air travel: flyaway bags.
  • adj. Given to frivolity; flighty.
  • n. Sports An aerial gymnastic move performed on the parallel bars, rings, or other apparatus, especially a flying dismount with a somersault.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. Soft, light, unruly, and difficult to set into a style.
  • n. A stray hair of this kind.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Disposed to fly away; flighty; unrestrained; light and free; -- used of both persons and things.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Flighty; restless; fluttering: as, a flyaway young woman; a flyaway costume.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. guided by whim and fancy
  • adj. (of hair or clothing) worn loose


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