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a person who playfully shows another amorous attention
  • he's just a harmless flirt, so don't take him seriously

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1 to show a sexual attraction for someone just for fun
  • the servers at that restaurant flirt with all the customers

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2 to make an irregular series of quick, sudden movements
  • lazily watched the butterflies flirting among the wildflowers

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trifle, toy, dally, flirt, coquet mean to deal with or act toward without serious purpose. trifle may imply playfulness, unconcern, indulgent contempt. to trifle with a lover's feelings toy implies acting without full attention or serious exertion of one's powers. a political novice toying with great issues dally suggests indulging in thoughts or plans merely as an amusement. dallying with the idea of building a boat someday flirt implies an interest or attention that soon passes to another object. flirted with one fashionable ism after another coquet implies attracting interest or admiration without serious intention. companies that coquet with environmentalism solely for public relations

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The first known use of flirt was in 1580

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“Flirt.” The Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster Inc., Accessed 27 January 2020.

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