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Definition of "flaneur" [‖Fla•neur]

  • One who wanders aimlessly, who roams, who travels at a lounging pace. (noun)
  • An idler, a loafer. (noun)

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Use "flaneur" in a sentence
  • "He was called a flaneur, one who strolled the arcades."
  • "The flaneur is a stroller, a loiterer, someone who ambles through a city without apparent purpose but is secretly attuned to the history of the place and in covert search of adventure and knowledge."
  • "The flaneur is a multilayered palimpsest that allows us to move from real products of modernity to a critical appreciation of the state of modernity and its erosion into the past."
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