- 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 flaunted
In the meantime, the U.S. named El Chino a drug kingpin and moved to seize the very wealth he flaunted in his online photos.Is Mexico's Kim Kardashian-Lookalike Assassin for Real?
June 10, 2014
Prescott flaunted the perks of office, being dubbed “Two Jags Prescott” because he owned two Jaguar luxury sedans.The U.K. Phone-Hacking Bungle
February 10, 2011
Natalie Portman won (again) for best actress, Mila Kunis stunned in Alexander McQueen, and Sofia Vergara flaunted her curves.
Natalie Portman won (again) for Best Actress, Mila Kunis stunned in Alexander McQueen, and Sofia Vergara flaunted her curves.
Marty was cool because he took his hideousness and, with a brilliant wit and oodles of self-knowledge, he flaunted it.Marty Feldman: Dead Cool
November 2, 2009
Already the red banners of the sunset were flaunted in the high western skies.The Coyote
He was faithful to the tie, and flaunted his own magnanimity.Despair's Last Journey
David Christie Murray
Would the name of Frederick Graves always be flaunted in his face?Tess of the Storm Country
Grace Miller White
But what had he done that they should be flaunted on a scarecrow?Major Vigoureux
A. T. Quiller-Couch
Had he not flaunted his aim of one day taking the whole valley?The Beginning
- 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 flaunted
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.