Flaunt Definition

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To show off proudly, defiantly, or impudently.
To flaunt one's guilt.
Webster's New World
To exhibit ostentatiously or shamelessly.
Flaunts his trendy clothes; flaunts his knowledge about music.
American Heritage
To make a gaudy, ostentatious, conspicuous, impudent, or defiant display.
Webster's New World
To ignore or disregard (a rule, for example) openly or scornfully.
American Heritage
Webster's New World
The act of flaunting.
Webster's New World

Origin of Flaunt

  • 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

  • Origin unknown

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

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