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flirtatious

[flur-tey-shuh s] /flɜrˈteɪ ʃəs/
adjective
1.
given or inclined to flirtation.
2.
pertaining to or suggesting flirtation.
Also, flirty.
Origin
1825-1835
1825-35; flirtat(ion) + -ious
Related forms
flirtatiously, adverb
flirtatiousness, noun
nonflirtatious, adjective
nonflirtatiously, adverb
nonflirtatiousness, noun
unflirtatious, adjective
unflirtatiously, adverb
unflirtatiousness, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for flirty

flirtatious

/flɜːˈteɪʃəs/
adjective
1.
given to flirtation
2.
expressive of playful sexual invitation: a flirtatious glance
Derived Forms
flirtatiously, adverb
flirtatiousness, noun
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Word Origin and History for flirty
adj.

1840, from flirt (v.) + -y (2). Related: Flirtiness.

flirtatious

adj.

1834, from flirtation + -ous. Related: Flirtatiously; flirtatiousness.

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