Definition of flaunt
- a great flaunting crowd
- —Charles Dickens
- the flag flaunts in the breeze
- flaunted the rules
- —Louis Untermeyer
She liked to flaunt her wealth by wearing furs and jewelry.
They openly flaunted the rules.
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First Known Use: 1566See Words from the same year
: to show (something) in a very open way so that other people will notice
: to show a lack of respect for (something, such as a rule)
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