Flut"ist (?), n. [Cf. F. flutiste.]
A performer on the flute; a flautist.
To move with quick vibrations or undulations; as, a sail flutters in the wind; a fluttering fan.
To move about briskly, irregularly, or with great bustle and show, without much result.
No rag, no scrap, of all the beau, or wit,
That once so fluttered, and that once so writ.
To be in agitation; to move irregularly; to flucttuate; to be uncertainty.
Long we fluttered on the wings of doubtful success.
His thoughts are very fluttering and wandering.
© Webster 1913.