MEANING: adjective: Conspicuously offensive.

ETYMOLOGY: From Latin flagrare (to burn). Ultimately from the Indo-European root bhel- (to shine or burn), which is also the source of blaze, blank, blond, bleach, blanket, flame, refulgent, fulminate, effulgent, and flagrante delicto. Earliest documented use: 1450.

FLAG-RANT - impassioned statement about injustice unremedied country-wide (cf. Colin Kaepernick)

FLYGRANT - scholarship to Pilot school

FLAGRAFT - command vessel in a fleet of very primitive warships