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Princeton's WordNet

  1. flauntverb

    the act of displaying something ostentatiously

    "his behavior was an outrageous flaunt"

  2. flaunt, flash, show off, ostentate, swankverb

    display proudly; act ostentatiously or pretentiously

    "he showed off his new sports car"

GCIDE

  1. Flauntverb

    To display ostentatiously; to make an impudent show of.

Wiktionary

  1. flauntverb

    To wave or flutter smartly in the wind.

  2. flauntverb

    To parade, display with ostentation.

    She's always flaunting her designer clothes.

  3. flauntverb

    To show off with flashy clothing.

  4. Etymology: Of origin, related to flanta, flana; or perhaps related to flankt, from flanka, a nasalised variant of flakka, related to flacken, see flack.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Flauntnoun

    Any thing loose and airy.

    How would he look to see his work so noble,
    Wildly bound up, what would he say! or how
    Should I in these my borrow’d flaunts behold
    The sternness of his presence! William Shakespeare, Winter’s Tale.

  2. To Flauntverb

    With ivy canopy’d, and interwove
    With flaunting honeysuckle. John Milton.

    These courtiers of applause deny themselves things convenient to flaunt it out, being frequently enough fain to immolate their own desires to their vanity. Boyle.

    Here, attir’d beyond our purse, we go,
    For useless ornament and flaunting show:
    We take on trust, in purple robes to shine,
    And poor, are yet ambitious to be fine. John Dryden, Juvenal.

    You sot, you loiter about alehouses, or flaunt about the streets in your new-gilt chariot, never minding me nor your numerous family. John Arbuthnot, History of John Bull.

    Fortune in men has some small diff’rence made;
    One flaunts in rags, one flutters in brocade. Alexander Pope, Essays.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Flauntverb

    to throw or spread out; to flutter; to move ostentatiously; as, a flaunting show

  2. Flauntverb

    to display ostentatiously; to make an impudent show of

  3. Flauntnoun

    anything displayed for show

  4. Etymology: [Cf. dial. G. flandern to flutter, wave; perh. akin to E. flatter, flutter.]

Freebase

  1. Flaunt

    Flaunt is a monthly American fashion culture magazine founded by the current editor-in-chief, Luis Barajas, and creative director, Jim Turner, also the founders of Detour magazine. Long Nguyen, a third founder and style director, also was working on Detour for four years. Flaunt was established in September 1998. Since the publication of its first issue, Flaunt has continued to be an ongoing metamorphosis of new ideas and territories. Under the direction of its founding editors, what began as a luxury fashion title has progressed into a full-fledged lifestyle publication interested in both the serious and fanciful examinations of issues relevant to the realms of fashion, art, film, music, media, and literature, and always keeping the original intent of preserving the core value of constructive inquiry and artistic freedom. Flaunt is a wholly independent magazine published 10 times a year and distributed in over 32 countries. The publication was recently named one of three finalists, chosen out of 2,800 entries, for a prestigious FOLIO Award in the categories of Best Full Issue of a General Interest Magazine and Best Single Article in a Consumer Entertainment Magazine. The magazine also received three awards from PRINT for Excellence in Design, as well as a medal for editorial design from the Art Director's Club.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Flaunt

    flawnt, v.i. to fly or wave in the wind: to move or display ostentatiously: to carry a gaudy or saucy appearance.—n. (Shak.) anything displayed for show.—n. Flaunt′er.—adj. Flaunt′ing.—adv. Flaunt′ingly, in a flaunting or showy manner.—adj. Flaunt′y, showy. [Prob. imit.; Skeat suggests Sw. prov. flanka, to waver.]

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of flaunt in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of flaunt in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

Examples of flaunt in a Sentence

  1. Adrian Grenier:

    I bought a place in Austin five years ago and a year ago I decided to move here permanently, i had friends here, I ran a business here, and liked the pace. Austin is cosmopolitan without being snooty; it's earthy. People are smart and successful but they don't flaunt it.

  2. Mel Brooks:

    That's it baby, when you got it, flaunt it.

  3. Cheong Seong-chang:

    He has been going there on the birthdays of his grandfather and father to flaunt his royalty to them and sacred bloodline, it is possible that there was a problem with his health or safety even if temporary, though it is difficult to assess how the situation might be.

  4. Kevin Kang:

    Korean consumers now want to flaunt themselves, there lingers antipathy towards the wealthy, but at the same time there is aspiration to be wealthy.

  5. Sara Canaday:

    A boss who’s taking that dream vacation may be thinking it’s something that others should aspire to, but where the buck stops is that you don’t want to flaunt it. People don’t need to know the details.

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