flouncier; flounciest
: 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


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adjective (2)

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

Examples of flouncy in a Sentence

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If flouncy curls are your thing, T3 and Chi have a slew of curling irons on sale for up to 50% off. Sarah Han, Allure, 27 Nov. 2023 Inspired by the 2004 cabbage weigh-off, Lawton sketched out handmade costumes and recruited five friends to join her in the flouncy tulle creations. Amy Bushatz, Anchorage Daily News, 2 Sep. 2023 The strapless bustier gown was covered in sparkling sequins, with the curve-hugging bodice ending in a flouncy, mermaid-style skirt made of layers of inky black tulle. Quinci Legardye, Harper's BAZAAR, 9 July 2023 Swift looked wedding-appropriate in a light blue lace dress by Erdem, with a boned bodice and asymmetrical flouncy hemline. Sarah Spellings, Vogue, 23 Aug. 2023 Under the flowy, flouncy layer, there’s a more supportive shelf bra. Maya Polton Updated, Parents, 10 Aug. 2023 Embroidered Front Peasant Top The wearability of this timeless peasant-style blouse is unmatched, from the lovely V-neck design to the delicate crochet hem and flouncy sleeves. Wendy Vazquez, Southern Living, 17 Aug. 2023 May 23, 2023 Crown Princess Victoria looked anything but icy in a flouncy lemon yellow gown at the Polar Music Prize in Stockholm, Sweden. Lauren Hubbard, Town & Country, 13 Aug. 2023 Thanks to high-waisted bottoms and a cute flouncy top, this tankini provides the ease of a two-piece (hello, frequent bathroom visits) with a bit more coverage than a skimpy bikini. Maya Polton Updated, Parents, 10 Aug. 2023 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

Adjective (1)

1938, in the meaning defined above

Adjective (2)

1756, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of flouncy was in 1756

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“Flouncy.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/flouncy. Accessed 3 Dec. 2023.

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