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flâneur

[flah-nœr]
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noun, plural flâ·neurs [flah-nœr] /flɑˈnœr/. French.
  1. idler; dawdler; loafer.
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British Dictionary definitions for flaneur

flâneur

noun
  1. an idler or loafer
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Word Origin

C19: see flânerie
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Word Origin and History for flaneur

n.

"loafer, idler," 1854, from French flâneur, from flâner "to stroll, loaf, saunter," probably from a Scandinavian source (cf. Norwegian flana, flanta "to gad about").

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