exhibitionist vs flasher what difference

what is difference between exhibitionist and flasher

English

Etymology

exhibition +‎ -ist

Noun

exhibitionist (plural exhibitionists)

  1. One who attempts to draw attention to himself or herself by his or her behaviour.
  2. One who exposes his or her genitalia (or female nipples) in public.
  3. Synonym of exhibitioner (student who is awarded an exhibition)

Synonyms

  • (one who exposes him/herself in public): flasher

Derived terms

  • sexhibitionist
  • exhibitionistly

Related terms

  • exhibit
  • exhibition
  • exhibitor
  • exhibitionism

Translations

Adjective

exhibitionist (comparative more exhibitionist, superlative most exhibitionist)

  1. compulsively seeking attention

Derived terms

  • nonexhibitionist

Translations


Dutch

Etymology

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Pronunciation

  • (Netherlands) IPA(key): /ˌɛks.ɦi.bi.ʃoːˈnɪst/
  • Hyphenation: ex‧hi‧bi‧ti‧o‧nist
  • Rhymes: -ɪst

Noun

exhibitionist m (plural exhibitionisten)

  1. exhibitionist

Derived terms

  • exhibitionistisch

Related terms

  • exhibitionisme


English

Etymology

flash +‎ -er

Pronunciation

  • Rhymes: -æʃə(r)

Noun

flasher (plural flashers)

  1. Anything that flashes, especially a device that switches a light on and off.
  2. (automotive) An indicator or turn signal.
  3. (obsolete) Someone of great accomplishments, or brilliant appearance.
    • 1795, Hester Piozzi, Thraliana, 17 March:
      Mr Yorke of D’Affrenalli has been introduced to me as a Wit & a Flasher: it was supposed that we were to admire one another’s Abilities,—but I fancy the Project failed on both Sides [] .
  4. (slang) Someone who exposes themselves indecently; someone who ‘flashes’ their genitals.

Synonyms

  • (person): exhibitionist

Translations

Anagrams

  • halfers, reflash

French

Etymology

From English flash.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /fla.ʃe/

Verb

flasher

  1. to flash (of a light, to have intermittent periods on and off)
  2. to flash (of a camera, to use flash photography)
  3. to flash (of a vehicle, to be caught on camera speeding)

Conjugation

Further reading

  • “flasher” in Trésor de la langue française informatisé (The Digitized Treasury of the French Language).

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