Dictionary.com

flirtation

[ flur-tey-shuhn ]
/ flɜrˈteɪ ʃən /
Save This Word!

noun
the act or practice of flirting; coquetry.
a love affair that is not serious.
QUIZ
QUIZ YOURSELF ON AFFECT VS. EFFECT!
In effect, this quiz will prove whether or not you have the skills to know the difference between “affect” and “effect.”
Question 1 of 7
The rainy weather could not ________ my elated spirits on my graduation day.
Meet Grammar CoachWrite or paste your essay, email, or story into Grammar Coach and get grammar helpImprove Your Writing
Meet Grammar CoachImprove Your Writing
Write or paste your essay, email, or story into Grammar Coach and get grammar help

Origin of flirtation

First recorded in 1710–20; flirt + -ation

OTHER WORDS FROM flirtation

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

Words nearby flirtation

Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2022

How to use flirtation in a sentence

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
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
FEEDBACK