She coquetted gayly, but her adorers were always the sufferers.
She appealed to him, coquetted with him, abused him; all to no effect.
It is laid to her charge that she coquetted with the Huguenots, whom she afterward slew.
In German she coquetted with Schiller in the most delightful manner.
Becker, indeed, once coquetted with the thought of patronising him; but the project had no sequel, and it stands alone.
Refused my notes, and coquetted with me to make me more eager for the pursuit.
Without a thought of harm, she coquetted with her studies, her duties, even her little troubles.
She had had the refusal of them—and she coquetted with that.
She spread out her fan in the highest good-humour and coquetted behind it.
In his callow youth he had coquetted with ultra-Liberal ideas.
"amorous, flirtatious person," 1690s, originally of both sexes (as it was in French), from French coquet (17c.), diminutive of coq "cock" (see cock (n.1)). A figurative reference to its strut or its lust. The distinction of fem. coquette began c.1700, and use in reference to males has faded out since.