- 1Display (something) ostentatiously, especially in order to provoke envy or admiration or to show defiance: newly rich consumers eager to flaunt their prosperityMore example sentences
- We are eager to flaunt every new gadget we buy but are yet to learn the basic rules to be followed while using it.
- It is not just about owning the painting and flaunting it but more about displaying it with style and the right interiors.
- Smart lads, they hadn't flaunted the loot, bragged about the heist, or written a rap song memorializing the event.
- 1.1 (flaunt oneself) Dress or behave in a sexually provocative way.More example sentences
- You don't dress provocatively, and you don't go around flaunting yourself.
- British youths themselves force as much booze as possible down their throats, while flaunting themselves shamelessly in a bid to grab the most attention from the opposite sex.
- And if they are flaunting themselves, it also speaks of their new-found confidence.
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- The neck line was cut in a jagged, low V that would show the faintest shadows of my cleavage to anyone took the time to look, but it wasn't flaunty.
- For once she wasn't wearing any tight pants or flaunty shirts.
mid 16th century: of unknown origin.
Flaunt and flout may sound similar but they have different meanings. Flaunt means ‘display ostentatiously’, as in visitors who liked to flaunt their wealth , while flout means ‘openly disregard a rule or convention’, as in new recruits growing their hair and flouting convention . It is a common error, recorded since around the 1940s, to use flaunt when flout is intended, as in the young woman had been flaunting the rules and regulations . In the Oxford English Corpus the second and third commonest objects of flaunt, after wealth, are law and rules.