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FLOUNCE, verb intransitive flouns. [See Flounder.]

1. To throw the limbs and body one way and the other; to spring, turn or twist with sudden effort or violence; to struggle as a horse in mire.

You neither fume, not fret, not flounce

2. To move with jerks or agitation.

FLOUNCE, verb transitive To deck with a flounce; as, to flounce a petticoat or frock.

FLOUNCE, noun A narrow piece of cloth sewed to a petticoat, frock or gown, with the lower border loose and spreading. The present is the age of flounces. 1827.