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1flirt

verb \ˈflərt\

: to behave in a way that shows a sexual attraction for someone but is not meant to be taken seriously

: to think about something or become involved in something in a way that is usually not very serious

: to come close to reaching or experiencing something

Full Definition of FLIRT

intransitive verb
1
:  to move erratically :  flit
2
a :  to behave amorously without serious intent
b :  to show superficial or casual interest or liking <flirted with the idea>; also :  experiment <a novelist flirting with poetry>
3
:  to come close to reaching or experiencing something —used with with <flirting with disaster>
transitive verb
1
:  flick
2
:  to move in a jerky manner
flir·ta·tion \ˌflər-ˈtā-shən\ noun
flirt·er noun
flirty \ˈflər-tē\ adjective

Examples of FLIRT

  1. They were flirting all night.
  2. <the servers at that restaurant flirt with all the customers>

Origin of FLIRT

origin unknown
First Known Use: 1580

Synonym Discussion of FLIRT

trifle, toy, dally, flirt, coquet mean to deal with or act toward without serious purpose. trifle may imply playfulness, unconcern, indulgent contempt <to trifle with a lover's feelings>. toy implies acting without full attention or serious exertion of one's powers <a political novice toying with great issues>. dally suggests indulging in thoughts or plans merely as an amusement <dallying with the idea of building a boat someday>. flirt implies an interest or attention that soon passes to another object <flirted with one fashionable ism after another>. coquet implies attracting interest or admiration without serious intention <companies that coquet with environmentalism solely for public relations>.

2flirt

noun

: a person who enjoys flirting with other people : a flirtatious person

Full Definition of FLIRT

1
:  an act or instance of flirting
2
:  a person who flirts

Examples of FLIRT

  1. <he's just a harmless flirt, so don't take him seriously>

First Known Use of FLIRT

circa 1590

Related to FLIRT

FLIRT Defined for Kids

1flirt

verb \ˈflərt\
flirt·edflirt·ing

Definition of FLIRT for Kids

:  to show a romantic interest in someone just for fun

2flirt

noun

Definition of FLIRT for Kids

:  a person who flirts a lot

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