Fling, n. 1. A cast from the hand; a throw; also, a flounce; a kick; as, the fling of a horse.
2. A severe or contemptuous remark; an expression of sarcastic scorn; a gibe; a sarcasm.
I, who love to have a fling,Swift.
Both at senate house and king.
3. A kind of dance; as, the Highland
4. A trifing matter; an object of contempt.
England were but a flingOld Proverb.
Save for the crooked stick and the gray goose wing.
5. a short period during which one indulges one's wishes, whims, or desires in an unrestrained manner.
6. a love affair.
7. a casual or brief attempt to accomplish something.
Syn. -- shot.
8. a period during which one tries a new activity; as, he took a
fling at playing tennis.
To have one's fling, to enjoy one's self to the full; to have a season of dissipation.
J. H. Newman. "When I was as young as you, I had my fling. I led a life of pleasure."
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