He then had a fling with Marianne Ginther, and eventually left his wife to marry her.
Blonde Olivia Hunt, also 28, had a fling with the Prince before he met Kate at university.
Unmarried women are coming back to the Democrats after their 2010 fling with Republicans.
c.1300, probably from or related to Old Norse flengja "to flog," of uncertain origin. The Middle English intransitive sense is that suggested by phrase have a fling at "make a try." An obsolete word for "streetwalker, harlot" was fling-stink (1670s). Related: Flung; flinging.
"attempt, attack," early 14c.; see fling (v.). Sense of "period of indulgence on the eve of responsibilities" first attested 1827. Meaning "vigorous dance" (associated with the Scottish Highlands) is from 1806.