To Flounce. v.n. [plonsen, Dutch, to plunge.]
- To move with violence in the water or mire; to struggle or dash in the water.
With his broad fins and forky tail he laves
The rising surge, and flounces in the waves. Addison's Ovid.
- To move with weight and tumult.
Six flouncing Flanders mares
Are e'en as good as any two of theirs. Prior.
- To move with passionate agitation.
When I'm duller than a post,
Nor can the plainest word pronounce,
You neither fume, nor fret, nor flounce. Swift.