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An idler or lounger.
- ‘A discussion of the skateboarder as flâneur invokes Baudelaire and Benjamin, among others.’
- ‘Walter Benjamin said of the flâneur, that connoisseur of the boulevard, that the crowd ‘permeates him blissfully like a narcotic that can compensate for many humiliations.’’
- ‘Their most common incarnation is simply a man walking through Prague, a flâneur surrendering himself to the chance meetings and crooked streets of the Czech capital.’
- ‘The 19th-century French poet Charles Baudelaire called the flâneur the ‘perfect idler’ and the ‘passionate observer.’’
- ‘Raising one eyebrow over a well-turned shoulder is about all this canine flâneur offers by way of a large hello.’
French, from flâner saunter, lounge.
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