Definition of Flirt

1. Noun. A seductive woman who uses her sex appeal to exploit men.

Exact synonyms: Coquette, Minx, Prickteaser, Tease, Vamp, Vamper
Generic synonyms: Adult Female, Woman
Derivative terms: Coquette, Flirtatious, Tease, Tease, Vamp, Vamp

2. Verb. Talk or behave amorously, without serious intentions. "Sam wants to flirt with Sue "; "My husband never flirts with other women"
Exact synonyms: Butterfly, Chat Up, Coquet, Coquette, Dally, Mash, Philander, Romance
Generic synonyms: Speak, Talk
Specialized synonyms: Wanton, Vamp
Derivative terms: Coquetry, Coquette, Dalliance, Flirtation, Flirting, Masher, Romance, Romance

3. Noun. Playful behavior intended to arouse sexual interest.
Exact synonyms: Coquetry, Dalliance, Flirtation, Flirting, Toying
Generic synonyms: Caper, Frolic, Gambol, Play, Romp
Derivative terms: Coquet, Dally, Dally, Flirtatious, Toy

4. Verb. Behave carelessly or indifferently. "Play about with a young girl's affection"
Exact synonyms: Dally, Play, Toy
Related verbs: Dally, Play, Trifle
Generic synonyms: Act, Move
Derivative terms: Dalliance, Flirting, Toying

Definition of Flirt

1. v. t. To throw with a jerk or quick effort; to fling suddenly; as, they flirt water in each other's faces; he flirted a glove, or a handkerchief.

2. v. i. To run and dart about; to act with giddiness, or from a desire to attract notice; especially, to play the coquette; to play at courtship; to coquet; as, they flirt with the young men.

3. n. A sudden jerk; a quick throw or cast; a darting motion; hence, a jeer.

4. a. Pert; wanton.

Definition of Flirt

1. Noun. A sudden jerk; a quick throw or cast; a darting motion; hence, a jeer. ¹

2. Noun. One who flirts; especially a woman who acts with giddiness, or plays at courtship; a coquette; a pert girl. ¹

3. Verb. (transitive) To throw (something) with a jerk or sudden movement; to fling. (defdate from 16th c.) ¹

4. Verb. (intransitive) To jeer (term at); to mock. (defdate 16th-18th c.) ¹

5. Verb. (intransitive) To dart about; to move with quick, jerky motions. (defdate from 16th c.) ¹

6. Verb. (transitive) To blurt out. (defdate from 17th c.) ¹

7. Verb. (intransitive) To play at courtship; to talk with teasing affection, to insinuate sexual attraction in a playful (especially conversational) way. (defdate from 18th c.) ¹

8. Adjective. pert; wanton ¹

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Definition of Flirt

1. to behave amorously without serious intent [v -ED, -ING, -S]

Medical Definition of Flirt

1. 1. A sudden jerk; a quick throw or cast; a darting motion; hence, a jeer. "Several little flirts and vibrations." (Addison) "With many a flirt and flutter." (E. A. Poe) 2. [Cf. LG. Flirtje, G. Flirtchen. See Flirt] One who flirts; especially, a woman who acts with giddiness, or plays at courtship; a coquette; a pert girl. "Several young flirts about town had a design to cast us out of the fashionable world." (Addison) Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

Lexicographical Neighbors of Flirt

flipping Nora
flipping burgers
flipping out
flippy disk
flippy disks
flips out
flirt with

Literary usage of Flirt

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The Living Age by Making of America Project, Eliakim Littell, Robert S. Littell (1868)
"Eldest sons as well as younger sons are the prey of the flirt ; and more sedate young women, ... Hence the name flirt has become one of dire opprobrium. ..."

2. A Complete Dictionary of the English Language, Both with Regard to Sound and Thomas Sheridan by Thomas Sheridan (1790)
"To flirt, flirt', va To throw any thing with a quick elaf- tick motion ; to move with ... FLIPPANTLY, flip'-pant-Jv ad. In a flowing prating way. To flirt ..."

3. Side-lights on English Society, Or Sketches from Life, Social & Satrical: Or by Eustace Clare Grenville Murray (1881)
"Now besides the cavalry flirt already described, there is the infantry flirt, who offers two or three varieties. First comes the girl who professes to live ..."

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