flirtation

[flur-tey-shuh n]

noun

the act or practice of flirting; coquetry.
a love affair that is not serious.

Nearby words

  1. flipper,
  2. flipping,
  3. flippy,
  4. flirt,
  5. flirtable,
  6. flirtatious,
  7. flirtatiously,
  8. flirty,
  9. flit,
  10. flit gun

Origin of flirtation

First recorded in 1710–20; flirt + -ation

Related formsflir·ta·tion·al, adjectiveflir·ta·tion·less, adjective

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British Dictionary definitions for flirtation

flirtation

noun

behaviour intended to arouse sexual feelings or advances without emotional commitment; coquetry
any casual involvement without commitmenta flirtation with journalism
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Word Origin and History for flirtation

flirtation

n.

1718, noun of action from flirt (v.).

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