I. adjective see flounce II II. adjective see flounce IV

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  • flounce — I. intransitive verb (flounced; flouncing) Etymology: perhaps of Scandinavian origin; akin to Norwegian flunsa to hurry Date: 1542 1. a. to move with exaggerated jerky or bouncy motions < flounced about the room, jerking her shoulders,… …   New Collegiate Dictionary

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