flirtation etymology

English word flirtation comes from English flirt, English -ation

Detailed word origin of flirtation

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
flirt English (eng) (intransitive) To dart about; to move with quick, jerky motions. [from 16th c.]. (intransitive) To experiment, or tentatively engage, with; to become involved in passing with.. (intransitive) To jeer at; to mock. [16th-18th c.]. (transitive) To blurt out. [from 17th c.]. (transitive) To throw (something) with a jerk or sudden movement; to fling. [from 16th c.]. (intransitive) To play at [...]
-ation English (eng) A state or quality. An action or process. The result of an action or process.
flirtation English (eng) An instance of flirting.. Playing at courtship; coquetry.

Words with the same origin as flirtation

Descendants of flirt
Descendants of -ation
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