Synonyms of butterfly


1. butterfly, lepidopterous insect, lepidopteron, lepidopteran

usage: diurnal insect typically having a slender body with knobbed antennae and broad colorful wings

2. butterfly, butterfly stroke, swimming stroke

usage: a swimming stroke in which the arms are thrown forward together out of the water while the feet kick up and down


1. butterfly, flit, flutter, fleet, dart

usage: flutter like a butterfly

2. butterfly, unfold, spread, spread out, open

usage: cut and spread open, as in preparation for cooking; "butterflied shrimp"

3. chat up, flirt, dally, butterfly, coquet, coquette, romance, philander, mash, talk, speak

usage: talk or behave amorously, without serious intentions; "The guys always try to chat up the new secretaries"; "My husband never flirts with other women"

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Definition and meaning of butterfly (Dictionary)