flouncing

noun

flounc·​ing ˈflau̇n(t)-siŋ How to pronounce flouncing (audio)
: material used for flounces

Examples of flouncing in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Pablo Mari limps off; David Luiz, Arsenal’s flouncing and chaotic center-back, comes on. James Parker, The Atlantic, 18 June 2020 Director Ryan Bergmann is another holdover from the original production, as is his blissfully accomplished cast, spearheaded by Drew Droege in a flouncing, uproarious drag turn that brings down the house. F. Kathleen Foley, latimes.com, 17 May 2018

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Word History

First Known Use

1862, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of flouncing was in 1862

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“Flouncing.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/flouncing. Accessed 4 Dec. 2023.

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