The woman was flouncing along the street beside the boy, and she spoke in a loud, shrill voice.
Can you see the poor toad kicking and flouncing in the water?
Mercy, instead of flouncing out of the room, stood looking on him with maternal eyes, and chuckling like a bird.
Gram answered by glaring at Gramps and flouncing out of the room.
Then she swept away, flouncing her pink silk dress, and with her head in the air.
Janet tried in vain to take his attention, and ended by flouncing out of the old parlour, hot with indignant wrath.
He was flouncing about horfil, and she could not keep him quiet.
To my astonishment returns Pratt presently, flouncing and bridling, and with her a young woman--Heavens!
"I'd forgotten it isn't decent to strip before a man of his position," said Chinn, flouncing in the water.
Still they remained amiable, flouncing along and casting bright glances behind them with gusts of gay laughter.
1540s, "to dash, plunge, flop," perhaps from Scandinavian (cf. dialectal Swedish flunsa "to plunge," Norwegian flunsa "to hurry," but first record of these is 200 years later than the English word), said to be of imitative origin. Spelling likely influenced by bounce. Notions of "anger, impatience" began to adhere to the word 18c. Related: Flounced; flouncing. As a noun, from 1580s as a motion.
"wide ruffle," 1713, from Middle English frounce "pleat, wrinkle, fold" (late 14c.), from Old French fronce "line, wrinkle; pucker, crease, fold," from Frankish *hrunkjan "to wrinkle," from Proto-Germanic *hrunk-. Influenced in form by flounce (v.).