Definition of flâneur in English:


Syllabification: flâ·neur
Pronunciation: /fläˈnər, -ˈnœr
(also flaneur)

noun (plural flâneurs pronunc. same)

  • An idler or lounger.
    More example sentences
    • 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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