Definition of flamboyant adjective from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//flæmˈbɔɪənt//
    ; NAmE NAmE//flæmˈbɔɪənt//
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  1. 1(of people or their behaviour) different, confident and exciting in a way that attracts attention a flamboyant gesture/style/personality He was flamboyant and temperamental on and off the stage. See related entries: Confident
  2. 2brightly coloured and noticeable flamboyant clothes/designs
  3. Word Originmid 19th cent.: from French, literally ‘flaming, blazing’, present participle of flamboyer, from flambe ‘a flame’.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: flamboyant