n.Note: Perhaps related to the noun meaning of flap, “a state of agitation; a panic.” «His face lit up when he talked about a “flap,” a term used to describe a large number of UFO reports, one March sometime in the late 1990s.» —“His eye is stuck on the sky” by Julia Spitz MetroWest Daily News (Framingham, Massachusetts) Oct. 7, 2007. (source: Double-Tongued Dictionary)

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  1. My parent’s generation, young adults in WWII, called fussing over something “getting into a flap over” it. Perhaps derives from “flapdoodle”?

  2. Perhaps. You’re ahead of my note-adding, but I’ll add one to this catchword shortly.

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