adjective (1)
\ ˈflau̇n(t)-sē How to pronounce flouncy (audio) \
flouncier; flounciest

Definition of flouncy

 (Entry 1 of 2)

: flouncing or having a tendency to flounce Summer gathered her handbag, swung the cardigan half of her heather-colored sweater set around her shoulders, and with that flouncy walk she'd had since childhood … sashayed past us, shaking her head disgustedly all the way.— Toby Devens


adjective (2)
flouncier; flounciest

Definition of flouncy (Entry 2 of 2)

: decorated with a flounce or flounces The French influence was pervasive. Seven women chefs wore matching, flouncy cancan out-fits …— Thomas Matthews

First Known Use of flouncy

Adjective (1)

1938, in the meaning defined above

Adjective (2)

1756, in the meaning defined above

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“Flouncy.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/flouncy. Accessed 16 Apr. 2021.

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