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noun: An idler or loafer; a man about town.
From French flâneur (stroller, idler), from flâner (to stroll). Earliest documented use: 1854.
"In Dessaix's delightful contribution to the genre, he turns himself into a modern-day literary flaneur -- that is, one with a round-the-world air ticket."
A Magnificent Buffoon; Financial Times (London, UK); Jan 28, 2005.
"The dandy, on the other hand, is a flâneur, a jaded, narcissistic observer well-suited to the 7280 cell phone, whose screen becomes a mirror when not in use."
Ed Tenner; Digital Dandies; Technology Review (Cambridge, Massachusetts); Jan 2005.
A THOUGHT FOR TODAY:Life is an adventure in forgiveness. -Norman Cousins, author and editor (1915-1990)
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