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to throw or spread out; to flutter; to move ostentatiously; as, a flaunting show. You flaunt about the streets in your new gilt chariot. (Arbuthnot) One flaunts in rags, one flutters in brocade. (Pope)

Origin: cf. Dial. G. Flandern to flutter, wave; perh. Akin to E. Flatter, flutter.

to display ostentatiously; to make an impudent show of.