What does flirt mean?

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. coquette, flirt, vamp, vamper, minx, tease, prickteasernoun

    a seductive woman who uses her sex appeal to exploit men

  2. flirt, flirting, flirtation, coquetry, dalliance, toyingverb

    playful behavior intended to arouse sexual interest

  3. chat up, flirt, dally, butterfly, coquet, coquette, romance, philander, mashverb

    talk or behave amorously, without serious intentions

    "The guys always try to chat up the new secretaries"; "My husband never flirts with other women"

  4. dally, toy, play, flirtverb

    behave carelessly or indifferently

    "Play about with a young girl's affection"


  1. flirtnoun

    A sudden jerk; a quick throw or cast; a darting motion; hence, a jeer.

  2. flirtnoun

    One who flirts; especially a woman who acts with giddiness, or plays at courtship; a coquette; a pert girl.

  3. flirtverb

    To throw (something) with a jerk or sudden movement; to fling.

  4. flirtverb

    To jeer at; to mock.

  5. flirtverb

    To dart about; to move with quick, jerky motions.

  6. flirtverb

    To blurt out.

  7. flirtverb

    To play at courtship; to talk with teasing affection, to insinuate sexual attraction in a playful (especially conversational) way.

  8. flirtadjective

    pert; wanton

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Flirtnoun

    Etymology: from the verb.

    In unfurling the fan are several little flirts and vibrations, as also gradual and deliberate openings. Joseph Addison, Spectator.

    Before you pass th’ imaginary sights
    While the spread fan o’ershades your closing eyes,
    Then give one flirt, and all the vision flies. Alexander Pope.

    Have licence to play,
    At the hedge a flirt,
    For a sheet or a shirt. Ben Jonson, Gypsies.

    Scurvy knave, I am none of his flirt gills; I am none of his skains mates. William Shakespeare, Romeo and Juliet.

    Several young flirts about town had a design to cast us out of the fashionable world. Joseph Addison, Guardian, №. 109.

  2. To FLIRTverb

    Etymology: Stephen Skinner thinks it formed from the sound.

    Dick the scavenger
    Flirts from his cart the mud in Walpole’s face. Jonathan Swift.

    Permit some happier man
    To kiss your hand, or flirt your fan. Dorset.

  3. To Flirtverb


  1. flirt

    Stadler FLIRT (Fast Light Intercity and Regional Train; German: Flinker Leichter Intercity- und Regional-Triebzug) is a passenger multiple unit trainset made by Stadler Rail of Switzerland. The baseline design of FLIRT is an electric multiple unit articulated trainset that can come in units of two to twelve cars with two to six motorized axles. The maximum speed is 200 km/h (124 mph). Standard floor height is 57 cm (22+7⁄16 in), but 78 cm (30+11⁄16 in) high floors are also available for platform heights of 76 cm (29+15⁄16 in). The FLIRT train was originally developed for the Swiss Federal Railways and was first delivered in 2004. The trains quickly became a success and were ordered by operators in Algeria, Azerbaijan, Belarus, the Czech Republic, Estonia, Finland, Germany, Hungary, Italy, the Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Serbia, Slovenia, Sweden, Switzerland, the United Kingdom, the United States, and, most recently (2018), Canada. As of October 2021, more than 2500 units have been sold.Other than electric (EMU), the FLIRT is produced in diesel-electric version (DEMU), and recently also as electro-diesel (bi-mode/BMU), first ordered by the Aosta Valley region in Italy (BTR.813), and then by Greater Anglia (British Rail Class 755), Norske Tog, and Wales & Borders ("tri-mode" version: diesel/overhead electric/battery).


  1. flirt

    Flirt refers to a person who behaves playfully or acts in a way to attract someone, often to show romantic or sexual interest without serious intentions. It can also refer to the act itself of behaving in such a way, involving playful teasing, suggestiveness or non-serious expressions of attraction.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Flirtverb

    to throw with a jerk or quick effort; to fling suddenly; as, they flirt water in each other's faces; he flirted a glove, or a handkerchief

  2. Flirtverb

    to toss or throw about; to move playfully to and fro; as, to flirt a fan

  3. Flirtverb

    to jeer at; to treat with contempt; to mock

  4. Flirtverb

    to run and dart about; to act with giddiness, or from a desire to attract notice; especially, to play the coquette; to play at courtship; to coquet; as, they flirt with the young men

  5. Flirtverb

    to utter contemptuous language, with an air of disdain; to jeer or gibe

  6. Flirtnoun

    a sudden jerk; a quick throw or cast; a darting motion; hence, a jeer

  7. Flirtverb

    one who flirts; esp., a woman who acts with giddiness, or plays at courtship; a coquette; a pert girl

  8. Flirtadjective

    pert; wanton

  9. Etymology: [Cf. LG. flirtje, G. flirtchen. See Flirt, v. t.]

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Flirt

    flėrt, v.t. to move about quickly like a fan, to flick, rap.—v.i. to trifle with love: to play at courtship: to move briskly about.—n. a pert, giddy girl: one who coquets for amusement, usually of a woman.—n. Flirtā′tion the act of flirting.—adj. Flirtā′tious (coll.), giving to flirting.—ns. Flirt′-gill (Shak.), a pert or wanton woman; Flirt′ing.—adv. Flirt′ingly, in a flirting manner.—adj. Flirt′ish, betokening a flirt. [Onomatopœic, like flick, flip, flirk (a jerk), spurt, squirt.]

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of flirt in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of flirt in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

Examples of flirt in a Sentence

  1. Mitch McConnell:

    The bare minimum number is ... closer to 10,000, that's what you really need, to continue to flirt with the idea that it's not going to continue only encourages the other side and emboldens the other side.

  2. Shah Asad Rizvi:

    As desires dance with dreams, as intentions dance with glances, as shivers dance with breaths, so does every pulse dance when movements flirt with feet

  3. Ryan Britt:

    I think a lot of heterosexual men learned how to flirt from Han Solo and Indiana Jones. But men like me grew up and realized you can't act like Han Solo. Han Solo is kind of a jerk.

  4. Rue McClanahan:

    Bea came from a New York stage point of view, she always had what we call ‘the fourth wall.’ And Betty came from a television point of view. She would flirt with the audience, and pull up her skirt and say, ‘Hi sailor.’ But Bea never acknowledged the audience.

  5. Justin Chase Campbell:

    After love is lost only thing left to flirt with are the facts.

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