Part of speech: noun
Origin: French, 19th century
One who rambles or travels aimlessly
An idler or dawdler
Examples of Flaneur in a sentence
"He left his trip itinerary open so he could be a bit of a flaneur and do things on the fly."
"She always got in trouble for being a flaneur as she came back to class from a long break."
Popularity Over Time
A flaneur by another name could be called a slacker — someone who idles about, taking their time, not accomplishing much. But the French-inspired term sounds much nicer than "slacker."
Did you Know?
The two definitions of this word actually come from two different languages. In French, a "flâneur" is a loafer or a dawdler. But in Dutch, a "flaneur" is a person who roams the city on foot.