flaneur

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See also: Flaneur and flâneur

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Etymology[edit]

From French flâneur (loafer, idler, dawdler, loiterer).

Noun[edit]

flaneur (plural flaneurs)

  1. One who wanders aimlessly, who roams, who travels at a lounging pace.
    • 2009, Barry Estabrook, Gourmet October 2009, "Good Living", page 57
      Portsmouth is a flaneur’s dream come true, a place that simply begs to be explored randomly and on foot.
  2. An idler, a loafer.

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Noun[edit]

flaneur m (plural flaneurs, diminutive flaneurtje n)

  1. A person who walks the city in order to experience it.
  2. (Belgium) A saunterer; a lounger.

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