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EtymologyEdit

From German Low German. The original meaning is “to gleam”, "move quickly". Compare flink. The meaning "to boast, stretch the truth" (probably from "want to shine, be brilliant") already developed in Low German.

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ˈflʊŋkɐn/
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VerbEdit

flunkern (third-person singular simple present flunkert, past tense flunkerte, past participle geflunkert, auxiliary haben)

  1. to tell harmless lies
  2. to brag in an exaggerating way

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