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flaunt / flônt; flänt/ • v. [tr.] display (something) ostentatiously, esp. in order to provoke envy or admiration or to show defiance: newly rich consumers eager to flaunt their prosperity. ∎  (flaunt oneself) dress or behave in a sexually provocative way.PHRASES: if you've got it, flaunt it inf. one should make a conspicuous and confident show of one's wealth or attributes rather than be modest about them.DERIVATIVES: flaunt·er n.flaunt·y adj.