flatter etymology

English word flatter comes from Proto-Germanic *flutrōną

Detailed word origin of flatter

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
*flutrōną Proto-Germanic (gem-pro)
flotorian Old English (ang)
flateren Middle English (enm)
flatter English (eng) To compliment someone, often insincerely and sometimes to win favour.. To encourage or cheer someone with (usually false) hope.. To enhance someone's vanity by praising them.. To portray someone to advantage.

Words with the same origin as flatter

Descendants of *flutrōną
flutter