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Search results for 'flounce':

flounce1 verb (flounced, flouncing) intrans to move in a way expressive of impatience or indignation. noun a flouncing movement.
ETYMOLOGY: 16c: possibly related to Norse flunsa to hurry.

flounce2 noun a deep frill on a dress, etc. flouncing noun material for flounces. flouncy adj decorated with flounces.
ETYMOLOGY: 18c: altered from frounce plait or curl.

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