flaneur

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See also: Flaneur and flâneur

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

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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.
    • 2014 August 23, Neil Hegarty, “Hidden City: Adventures and Explorations in Dublin by Karl Whitney, review: 'a necessary corrective' [print version: Re-Joycing in Dublin, p. R25]”[1], The Daily Telegraph (Review):
      In observing Dublin in this way – its cultural and geographic context, its streets and skies, neighbours and wider world – Whitney is occupying consciously the role of flâneur, defined by Beaudelaire as "a lounger or saunterer, an idle man about town", a gatherer of aesthetic impressions.
  2. An idler, a loafer.

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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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