- be faithful
A sudden jerk; a quick throw or cast; a darting motion; hence, a jeer.
- to engage in flirtatious behavior toward (someone)
- to engage in or become interested in (something) briefly or superficially
an actor flirting with politics
Other Word Forms of Flirt
Idioms, Phrasal Verbs Related to Flirt
- flirt with
Origin of Flirt
1553, from the merger of Early Modern English flirt (“to flick”), flurt (“to mock, jibe, scorn”), and flirt, flurt (“a giddy girl”). Of obscure origin and relation. Apparently related to similar words in Germanic, compare Eastern Frisian flirt (“a flick of the fingers, a light blow”), Eastern Frisian flirtje (“a giddy girl”), Low German flirtje (“a flirt”), German Flirtchen (“a flirt”), Norwegian flira (“to giggle, titter”). Perhaps from Middle English gill-flurt (“a flirt”), or an alteration of flird (“a trifling", also, "to jibe, jeer at”), from Middle English flerd (“mockery, fraud, deception”), from Old English fleard (“nonsense, vanity, folly, deception”). Compare Scots flird (“to talk idly, flirt, flaunt”). See flird.
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
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