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Topic: CLOTHES

Date: 1700-1800
Origin: frounce 'fold, plait' (14-19 centuries) (influenced by FLOUNCE1), from Old French fronce

flounce

2 noun
     
flounce2
1DCC [countable] a band of cloth that is stitched onto a curtain or a piece of clothing in folds as a decoration:
a group of local girls dressed in frills and flounces
2 [singular] a way of walking in a quick determined way without looking at people, because you are angry:
She walked off with a flounce.
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