Scottish National Dictionary (1700–)

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FLYFE, n. A caper, a whim, a “flutter.” Gsw. 1877 A. G. Murdoch Laird's Lykewake 196:
The auld preachin' bodie has tuk a daft flyfe, An' kiss'd in the by-gaun the cobbler's wife.

[Prob. an alteration of Flaff.]

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