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.
Flaunts his trendy clothes; flaunts his knowledge about music.
To flaunt one's guilt.
Pennants flaunting in the wind.
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.