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flirtation

[ flur-tey-shuhn ]
/ flɜrˈteɪ ʃən /
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noun
the act or practice of flirting; coquetry.
a love affair that is not serious.
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Origin of flirtation

First recorded in 1710–20; flirt + -ation

OTHER WORDS FROM flirtation

flir·ta·tion·al, adjectiveflir·ta·tion·less, adjective

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British Dictionary definitions for flirtation

flirtation
/ (flɜːˈteɪʃən) /

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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