noun, plural flâ·neurs [flah-nœr] /flɑˈnœr/. French.

idler; dawdler; loafer.

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British Dictionary definitions for flaneur



an idler or loafer

Word Origin for flâneur

C19: see flânerie
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Word Origin and History for flaneur

"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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