Flounce Flounce, v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Flounced} (flounst); p. pr. & vb. n. {Flouncing}.] [Cf. OSw. flunsa to immerge.] To throw the limbs and body one way and the other; to spring, turn, or twist with sudden effort or violence; to struggle, as a horse in mire; to flounder; to throw one's self with a jerk or spasm, often as in displeasure. [1913 Webster]

To flutter and flounce will do nothing but batter and bruise us. --Barrow. [1913 Webster]

With his broad fins and forky tail he laves The rising sirge, and flounces in the waves. --Addison. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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