Flirt Flirt, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Flirted}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Flirting}.] [Cf. AS. fleard trifle, folly, fleardian to trifle.] 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. [1913 Webster]

2. To toss or throw about; to move playfully to and fro; as, to flirt a fan. [1913 Webster]

3. To jeer at; to treat with contempt; to mock. [Obs.] [1913 Webster]

I am ashamed; I am scorned; I am flirted. --Beau. & Fl. [1913 Webster]

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