- to parade or display oneself conspicuously, defiantly, or boldly.
- to wave conspicuously in the air.
- to parade or display ostentatiously: to flaunt one's wealth.
- to ignore or treat with disdain: He was expelled for flaunting military regulations.
- the act of flaunting.
- Obsolete. something flaunted.
Origin of flaunt
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Examples from the Web for flaunt
“We live in a society where there are girls who are in love with theirself and flaunt it but the majority are insecure,” says one.Cara Delevingne Posts Protest Picture Of Her Boob (With Taped-Out Nipple)
July 14, 2014
As the Middle East sinks further into chaos, the Americans and Israelis flaunt a luxury that neither can afford.Israel Needs Better War Technology
July 7, 2014
Do we get to see Jon Snow flaunt his skills with the ladies in Season 4?Kit Harington: Game of Thrones’ Jon Snow Learns to Fight Dirty
April 9, 2014
Why so many people are so eager to flaunt their musical bona fides by loathing Coldplay.Why Is It Cool to Hate Coldplay? A First Listen of New Album ‘Ghost Stories’
March 26, 2014
But on their off hours, they embrace 'kawaii,' the trend of dressing in a cute, almost child-like style, to flaunt individuality.Calling All Lolitas: The Cute Streets of Tokyo
March 20, 2014
Into what quagmires does it not lead those who flaunt it to impress you!The Life of Cesare Borgia
He is angry that Eugene and Pauline should flaunt their happiness in her sad eyes.Floyd Grandon's Honor
Amanda Minnie Douglas
At first I thought it might possibly be to flaunt my lost grandeur in my face.The Prairie Mother
Well, they've gone out together to flaunt their monstrous connection!The Outcry
We were not as Phorenice to flaunt endearments before others.The Lost Continent
C. J. Cutcliffe Hyne
- to display (possessions, oneself, etc) ostentatiously; show off
- to wave or cause to wave freely; flutter
- the act of flaunting
Word Origin and History for flaunt
1560s, "to display oneself in flashy clothes," of unknown origin; perhaps a variant of flout or vaunt. It looks French, but it corresponds to no known French word. Transitive sense is from 1827. Related: Flaunted; flaunting.