Flaunted
Flaunt Flaunt (fl[aum]nt or fl[add]nt; 277), v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Flaunted}; p. pr. & vb. n.. {Flaunting}.] [Cf. dial. G. flandern to flutter, wave; perh. akin to E. flatter, flutter.] To throw or spread out; to flutter; to move ostentatiously; as, a flaunting show. [1913 Webster]

You flaunt about the streets in your new gilt chariot. --Arbuthnot. [1913 Webster]

One flaunts in rags, one flutters in brocade. --Pope. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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