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. One who flirts; esp., 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.
Flirt, a. Pert; wanton. [Obs.]
Flirt v. t. [imp. & p. p. Flirted; p. pr. & vb. n. Flirting.]
1. 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. To toss or throw about; to move playfully to and fro; as, to flirt a fan.
3. To jeer at; to treat with contempt; to mock. [Obs.]
I am ashamed; I am scorned; I am flirted. --Beau. & Fl.
Flirt, v. i.
1. 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.
2. To utter contemptuous language, with an air of disdain; to jeer or gibe. [Obs.]
n 1: a seductive woman who uses her sex appeal to exploit men
[syn: coquette, vamp, vamper, minx, tease, prickteaser]
2: playful behavior intended to arouse sexual interest [syn: flirting,
flirtation, coquetry, dalliance, toying]
v 1: talk or behave amorously, without serious intentions; "The
guys always try to chat up the new secretaries"; "My
husband never flirts with other women" [syn: chat up,
dally, butterfly, coquet, coquette, romance, philander,
2: behave carelessly or indifferently; "Play about with a young
girl's affection" [syn: dally, toy, play]