Definition of flânerie
: aimless or idle quality or state
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Origin and Etymology of flânerie
French, from Middle French flanerie, from (assumed) Middle French dialect (Normandy) flaner to saunter aimlessly (whence French flâner) + Middle French -erie -ery
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