Flier vs Flyer | Difference & Example Sentences
Flier and flyer are nouns that can be used to refer to a person or thing that flies, or more specifically to a leaflet. While the words are often used interchangeably, there is a general trend:
- Flier is commonly used to refer to someone or something that flies. It is also used in the expression ‘take a flier’.
- Flyer is the more common spelling for an advertising leaflet.
|Examples: ‘Flier’ in a sentence
|Examples: ‘Flyer’ in a sentence
|Jane has frequent flier miles because she travels a lot for work.
|Luis found out about the fundraiser from a flyer someone gave him.
|Some birds, like the grey-headed albatross, are very strong fliers.
|Instead of handing out flyers, we created a post online and asked people to share it.
‘Take a flyer’ or ‘take a flier’
Take a flier is an expression meaning ‘take a risk’. While take a flyer is also an acceptable spelling, take a flier is more common and is favored by AP style.
‘Highflier’ or ‘highflyer’
Highflier is a word used to describe an ambitious person or someone who has potential to succeed. It can also refer to a stock whose price is rising rapidly. Highflyer, high flyer, and high flier are also acceptable spellings of this term.
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