Flaunt definition

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Flaunt is defined as to go out of your way to display something, such as your wealth or your body, in a manner that is generally considered offensive, inappropriate or gaudy.

An example of flaunt is when you buy lots and lots of obviously expensive cars and houses just to show off how much money you have.

An example of flaunt is when you wear really short, tight clothing to show off your body.

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To exhibit ostentatiously or shamelessly.

Flaunts his trendy clothes; flaunts his knowledge about music.

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To flutter or wave freely.
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To show off proudly, defiantly, or impudently.

To flaunt one's guilt.

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She's always flaunting her designer clothes.

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(intransitive, archaic or literary) To show off, as with flashy clothing.
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To make a gaudy, ostentatious, conspicuous, impudent, or defiant display.
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(usage problem) To ignore or disregard (a rule, for example) openly or scornfully.
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To wave grandly.

Pennants flaunting in the wind.

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(archaic) The act of flaunting.
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To show oneself off or move in an ostentatious way.
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Origin of flaunt

  • Origin unknown

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • Of North Germanic origin, related to Norwegian flanta (“to show off, wander about”), Icelandic flana (“to rush about, act rashly or heedlessly”); or perhaps related to Swedish flankt ("loosely, flutteringly"; compare English flaunt-a-flaunt), from Swedish flanka (“waver, hang and wave about, ramble”), a nasalised variant of Swedish flakka (“to waver”), related to Middle English flacken (“to move to and fro, flutter, palpitate”), see flack.

    From Wiktionary