Definitions for flaunt
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the act of displaying something ostentatiously
"his behavior was an outrageous flaunt"
flaunt, flash, show off, ostentate, swankverb
display proudly; act ostentatiously or pretentiously
"he showed off his new sports car"
To display ostentatiously; to make an impudent show of.
To wave or flutter smartly in the wind.
To parade, display with ostentation.
She's always flaunting her designer clothes.
To show off with flashy clothing.
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
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.
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.
Flaunt is an American fashion and culture magazine based in Hollywood, Los Angeles, with an office in New York.
To flaunt means to display something ostentatiously, especially to provoke envy or admiration; or to show off. This could apply to various things like wealth, skills, accomplishments or personal attributes.
to throw or spread out; to flutter; to move ostentatiously; as, a flaunting show
to display ostentatiously; to make an impudent show of
anything displayed for show
Etymology: [Cf. dial. G. flandern to flutter, wave; perh. akin to E. flatter, flutter.]
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
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.]
The numerical value of flaunt in Chaldean Numerology is: 9
The numerical value of flaunt in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2
That's it baby, when you got it, flaunt it.
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.
Korean consumers now want to flaunt themselves, there lingers antipathy towards the wealthy, but at the same time there is aspiration to be wealthy.
I know my curves are sexy and I want everyone else to know that theirs are too. There is no reason to hide and every reason to flaunt.
Go into a grocery store. They flaunt it, i’m not sorry. I hope this makes people think twice about applying for welfare.
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- парадирам, показвам сеBulgarian
- chlubit seCzech
- presumir, lucir, ostentarSpanish
- edvistama, kenitlema, eputamaEstonian
- pröystäillä, komeilla, leveilläFinnish
- parader, exhiber, étalerFrench
- esibire, ostentareItalian
- дефилировать, щеголятьRussian
- paradera, stoltsera, glänsa, briljeraSwedish
- phô trươngVietnamese
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