flounce


1flounce

verb \ˈflan(t)s\
flouncedflounc·ing

Definition of FLOUNCE

intransitive verb
1
a :  to move with exaggerated jerky or bouncy motions <flounced about the room, jerking her shoulders, gesticulating — Agatha Christie>; also :  to move so as to draw attention to oneself <flounced into the lobby>
b :  to go with sudden determination <flounced out in a huff>

Origin of FLOUNCE

perhaps of Scandinavian origin; akin to Norwegian flunsa to hurry
First Known Use: 1542

2flounce

noun

Definition of FLOUNCE

:  an act or instance of flouncing
flouncy \ˈflan(t)-sē\ adjective

First Known Use of FLOUNCE

1583

Rhymes with FLOUNCE

3flounce

verb
flouncedflounc·ing

Definition of FLOUNCE

transitive verb
:  to trim with flounces

Origin of FLOUNCE

alteration of earlier frounce, from Middle English frouncen to curl
First Known Use: 1711

4flounce

noun

Definition of FLOUNCE

:  a strip of fabric attached by one edge; also :  a wide ruffle
flouncy \ˈflan(t)-sē\ adjective

First Known Use of FLOUNCE

1713

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