Definition of flout in English:


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Pronunciation: /flaʊt


  • 2 [no object] archaic Mock; scoff: the women pointed and flouted at her
    More example sentences
    • ‘Okay, you get off this time but just make sure you know, flattery only gets you so far,’ she flouted.


mid 16th century: perhaps from Dutch fluiten 'whistle, play the flute, hiss (in derision)'; German dialect pfeifen auf, literally 'pipe at', has a similar extended meaning.


Flout and flaunt do not have the same meaning: see flaunt (usage).

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