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English noun: flirt

1. flirt (person) a seductive woman who uses her sex appeal to exploit men


Synonymscoquette, minx, prickteaser, tease, vamp, vamper


Broader (hypernym)adult female, woman

2. flirt (act) playful behavior intended to arouse sexual interest


Synonymscoquetry, dalliance, flirtation, flirting, toying


Broader (hypernym)caper, frolic, gambol, play, romp


English verb: flirt

1. flirt (communication) talk or behave amorously, without serious intentions


SamplesThe guys always try to chat up the new secretaries.
My husband never flirts with other women.


ExamplesSam wants to flirt with Sue


Synonymsbutterfly, chat up, coquet, coquette, dally, mash, philander, romance


Pattern of useSomebody ----s.
Somebody ----s PP


Broader (hypernym)speak, talk


Narrower (hyponym)vamp, wanton

2. flirt (social) behave carelessly or indifferently


SamplesPlay about with a young girl's affection.


Synonymsdally, play, toy


Pattern of useSomebody ----s.
Somebody ----s PP


Broader (hypernym)act, move


Verb groupdally, play, trifle









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