Word of the Day: flout

flout ˈflau̇t verb

1. deal with with contemptuous disregard

2. snicker at with contempt and derision

The phrase flout has appeared in 85 articles on NYTimes.com in the previous 12 months, together with on July 20 in “Women’s Handball Players Are Fined for Rejecting Bikini Uniforms” by Jenny Gross:

Norway’s ladies’s seaside handball staff was fined by the European Handball Federation on Monday, after gamers wore shorts, as a substitute of the required bikini bottoms, throughout a sport over the weekend.

… Norway’s staff had been planning for weeks to flout the guidelines to level out the double normal for feminine athletes. The gamers wore shorts for Sunday’s bronze medal sport towards Spain at the European Beach Handball Championships in Varna, Bulgaria.

“I don’t see why we can’t play in shorts,” mentioned Martine Welfler, one of the Norwegian gamers. “With so much body shaming and stuff like that these days, you should be able to wear a little bit more when you play.”

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