Answer: to mock, treat with contempt
Word Origin mid 16th century: perhaps from Dutch fluiten 'whistle play the flute hiss (in derision)'; German dialect pfeifen auf literally 'pipe at' has a similar extended meaning.
Scrabble Points: 8
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English Language Learners Definition of flout : to break or ignore (a law rule etc.) without hiding what you are doing or showing fear or shame See the full definition for flout in the English Language Learners Dictionary
Flout definition to treat with disdain scorn or contempt; scoff at; mock: to flout the rules of propriety. See more.
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to intentionally disobey a rule or law or to intentionally avoid behavior that is usual or expected: They think they can flout the law and get away with it. He conducted business in his pajamas to flout convention. (Definition of flout from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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