Definition of flâneur in English:

flâneur

Line breaks: flân|eur
Pronunciation: /flaˈnəː
 
, flanœʀ/

noun (plural flâneurs pronunc. same)

A man who saunters around observing society.
More example sentences
  • The boy is a weak and uncomfortable presence, too young for his clothes, perhaps, and certainly too young to adopt the casual air of the flâneur he's attempting.
  • Before he could marry Ursula he had a long-standing lover to get rid of, an office to close and a delightful life as a left-wing flâneur to turn his back on.
  • Andrew Norton, a disillusioned flâneur, novelist and bookseller lives in Hackney.

Origin

French, from flâner 'saunter, lounge'.

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