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Definition of flaunt verb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

     

    flaunt

     verb
    verb
    BrE BrE//flɔːnt//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//flɔːnt//
     
    (disapproving)Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they flaunt
    BrE BrE//flɔːnt//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//flɔːnt//
     
    he / she / it flaunts
    BrE BrE//flɔːnts//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//flɔːnts//
     
    past simple flaunted
    BrE BrE//ˈflɔːntɪd//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈflɔːntɪd//
     
    past participle flaunted
    BrE BrE//ˈflɔːntɪd//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈflɔːntɪd//
     
    -ing form flaunting
    BrE BrE//ˈflɔːntɪŋ//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈflɔːntɪŋ//
     
    Proud
     
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  1. 1flaunt something to show something you are proud of to other people, in order to impress them He did not believe in flaunting his wealth. She openly flaunted her affair with the senator. openly flaunting their wealth See related entries: Proud
  2. 2flaunt yourself to behave in a confident and sexual way to attract attention
  3. Word Origin mid 16th cent.: of unknown origin.Idioms
    if you’ve got it, flaunt it
     
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    (humorous, saying) used to tell somebody that they should not be afraid of allowing other people to see their qualities and abilities
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: flaunt