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

  • n. Material used to make flounces.
  • n. A flounce or an arrangement of flounces, as on a curtain.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • v. Present participle of flounce.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. Material for making flounces; flounces collectively: as, Chantilly flouncings.


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  • “I’ve seen Julian Assange in the last couple of days kind of flouncing around talking about this collaboration like the four of us were working all this together,” says Schmitt.

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  • "flouncing" in the quick rustle with which she left the room.

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  • But the one person I noticed above all others was Violet, gliding across the floor with a spring in her step, the purple skirt flouncing, her mask down.

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  • When she wriggled suggestively in his lap, he scowled at her and said something in her ear that sent her flouncing away with a huff.

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  • On the other hand, I think the chaplain could have made her point without flouncing out of the room.

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  • Now that the Texas Rangers are one win away from knocking the Yankees out of the American League Championship Series, some of these people are probably flouncing around your office blowing air kisses.

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  • These students were flouncing around their "final clubs" at Harvard not 20 years ago, when our own dear leaders were out-hooraying each other in mustard waistcoats and blue tails, but seven years ago, when their president, who was educated in a similar place, was launching a war on a faraway country of which he knew nothing.

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  • Bristol revealed a flouncing, pink dress with a white collar and belt and high-heeled saddle shoes.

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  • That was about the flouncing and frills; this is about the fighting and the fists.

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