Definition of flâneur in English:
noun (plural flâneurs pronounced same)
An idler or lounger.
- The 19th-century French poet Charles Baudelaire called the flâneur the ‘perfect idler’ and the ‘passionate observer.’
- A discussion of the skateboarder as flâneur invokes Baudelaire and Benjamin, among others.
- Raising one eyebrow over a well-turned shoulder is about all this canine flâneur offers by way of a large hello.
French, from flâner 'saunter, lounge'.
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