Definition of flâneur in English:

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flâneur

Pronunciation: /fläˈnər/
(also flaneur)

noun (plural flâneurs pronounced same)

An idler or lounger.
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.

Origin

French, from flâner 'saunter, lounge'.

Words that rhyme with flâneur

à deux, agent provocateur, astir, auteur, aver, bestir, blur, bon viveur, burr, Chandigarh, coiffeur, concur, confer, connoisseur, cordon-bleu, cri de cœur, cur, danseur, Darfur, defer, demur, de rigueur, deter, entrepreneur, er, err, farceur, faute de mieux, fir, Fleur, force majeure, fur, hauteur, her, infer, inter, jongleur, Kerr, littérateur, longueur, masseur, Monseigneur, monsieur, Montesquieu, Montreux, murre, myrrh, occur, pas de deux, Pasteur, per, pisteur, poseur, pot-au-feu, prefer, prie-dieu, pudeur, purr, raconteur, rapporteur, refer, répétiteur, restaurateur, saboteur, sabreur, seigneur, Sher, shirr, sir, skirr, slur, souteneur, spur, stir, tant mieux, transfer, Ur, vieux jeu, voyageur, voyeur, were, whirr

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Syllabification: flâ·neur

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