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Oxford dictionary definition of the word flaunt:
display (something) ostentatiously, especially 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.
mid 16th century: of unknown origin
Flaunt and flout may sound similar but they have different meanings. Flaunt means ‘display ostentatiously’, as in
visitors who liked to flaunt their wealth
, while flout means ‘openly disregard a rule or convention’, as in
new recruits growing their hair and flouting convention
. It is a common error, recorded since around the 1940s, to use flaunt when flout is intended, as in
the young woman had been flaunting the rules and regulations
. In the Oxford English Corpus the second and third commonest objects of flaunt, after wealth, are law and rules.