1. To court triflingly or act amorously without serious intention; play at love; coquet.
2. To trifle or toy with, as an idea.
3. To move with a jerk or jerks; dart about.
4. To move quickly.
1. A seductive woman
2. One who flirts
"The noun is first attested 1549, with the meaning, "stroke of wit."
"...flirt had come to mean "a pert young hussey" [Johnson] by 1562..."
1. Soiled, as with dirt.
2. Apt to soil with dirt or grime.
Put 'em all together and you have a sometimes silly, sometimes scandalous woman who moves quickly from place to place, from idea to idea, who might often be found covered with leftover trail dust. Et voilà-- c'est moi!