flair

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle English, from Old French flair (scent, odour), from flairier (to reek, smell), from Latin flāgrō, dissimilated variation of frāgrō (emit a sweet smell, verb). More at fragrant.

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Noun[edit]

flair (countable and uncountable, plural flairs)

  1. A natural or innate talent or aptitude; a knack.
  2. Distinctive style or elegance; panache or elan.
  3. (obsolete) Smell; odor.
  4. (obsolete) The sense of smell.

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Verb[edit]

flair (third-person singular simple present flairs, present participle flairing, simple past and past participle flaired)

  1. (transitive) To add flair.

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French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From flairer, from Latin flagrare (to blow). Cognate to Portuguese cheiro.

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flair m (plural flairs)

  1. sense of smell
  2. (by extension) intuition, sixth sense

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Old French[edit]

Noun[edit]

flair m (oblique plural flairs, nominative singular flairs, nominative plural flair)

  1. smell; odor
  2. sense of smell

Scots[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

Old English flōr.

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Noun[edit]

flair (plural flairs)

  1. floor
    • 2008, James Kelman, Kieron Smith, Boy, Penguin 2009, p. 140:
      He skited it over the flair maybe if it was a jotter and it was you to go and get it.