Flounce meaning

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A strip of decorative, usually gathered or pleated material attached by one edge, as on a garment or curtain.
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To leave a group dramatically, in a way that draws attention to oneself.

After failing to win the leadership election, he flounced dramatically.

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The definition of a flounce is a wide ruffle sewn onto a skirt or sleeve.

An example of a flounce is a gathered edging at the bottom of a skirt.

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Flounce is defined as to bounce around using quick, jerking body movements.

An example of flounce is the routines done by high school cheerleaders at a football game.

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To trim with a strip or strips of gathered or pleated material.
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To move clumsily; flounder.
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The act or motion of flouncing.
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To move with quick, flinging motions of the body, as in anger.
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To twist or turn abruptly; jerk.
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The act of flouncing.
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A piece of cloth, often gathered or pleated, sewn on by its upper edge to a skirt, sleeve, etc.; wide, ornamental ruffle.
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To trim with a flounce or flounces.
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To move in an exaggerated, bouncy manner.
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(archaic) To flounder; to make spastic motions.
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To decorate with a flounce.
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(sewing) A strip of decorative material, usually pleated, attached along one edge; a ruffle.
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The act of flouncing.
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Origin of flounce

  • Alteration of frounce from Middle English pleat from Old French fronce of Germanic origin sker-2 in Indo-European roots

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

  • Possibly of Scandinavian origin

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