Etymology
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flair (n.)

mid-14c., "an odor," from Old French flaire "odor or scent," especially in hunting, "fragrance, sense of smell," from flairier "to give off an odor; stink; smell sweetly" (Modern French flairer), from Vulgar Latin *flagrare, a dissimilation of Latin fragrare "emit (a sweet) odor" (see fragrant). Sense of "special aptitude" is American English, 1925, probably from hunting and the notion of a hound's ability to track scent.

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Definitions of flair

flair (n.)
a natural talent;
he has a flair for mathematics
Synonyms: genius
flair (n.)
distinctive and stylish elegance;
Synonyms: dash / elan / panache / style
flair (n.)
a shape that spreads outward;
Synonyms: flare
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