Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. Frivolous spending of time; dawdling.
  • n. Playful flirtation.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A sexual relationship, not serious but often illicit.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. The act of dallying, trifling, or fondling; interchange of caresses; wanton play.
  • n. Delay or procrastination.
  • n. Entertaining discourse.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. Familiar and easy conversation; idle talk; chat; gossip.
  • n. A trifling away of time; delay; idle loitering.
  • n. Play; sport; frolic; toying, as in the exchange of caresses; wantonness.
  • n. The act of trifling, as with something tempting.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. playful behavior intended to arouse sexual interest
  • n. the deliberate act of delaying and playing instead of working

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