from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- transitive v. To show contempt for; scorn: flout a law; behavior that flouted convention. See Usage Note at flaunt.
- intransitive v. To be scornful.
- n. A contemptuous action or remark; an insult.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- v. To express contempt for the rules by word or action.
- v. To scorn.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- transitive v. To mock or insult; to treat with contempt.
- intransitive v. To practice mocking; to behave with contempt; to sneer; to fleer; -- often with at.
- n. A mock; an insult.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A flute.
- n. A boys' whistle.
- n. A truss or bundle.
- To play on the flute.
- To mock; jeer; scoff; behave with disdain or contumely: with at before an object.
- To mock or scoff at; treat with disdain or contempt.
- Synonyms See taunt.
- n. A mock; a scoff; a gibe.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- v. treat with contemptuous disregard
- v. laugh at with contempt and derision
Perhaps from Middle English flouten, to play the flute, from Old French flauter, from flaute, flute; see flute.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
Perhaps from Middle English flouten, to play the flute; compare with Dutch fluiten. (Wiktionary)