verb (used without object)
- to parade or display oneself conspicuously, defiantly, or boldly.
- to wave conspicuously in the air.
verb (used with object)
- to parade or display ostentatiously: to flaunt one’s wealth.
- to ignore or treat with disdain: He was expelled for flaunting military regulations.
- the act of flaunting.
- Obsolete. something flaunted.
- to display (possessions, oneself, etc) ostentatiously; show off
- to wave or cause to wave freely; flutter
- the act of flaunting
1560s, “to display oneself in flashy clothes,” of unknown origin; perhaps a variant of flout or vaunt. It looks French, but it corresponds to no known French word. Transitive sense is from 1827. Related: Flaunted; flaunting.