verb (used without object), co·quet·ted, co·quet·ting.
Origin of coquet
Examples from the Web for coquet
The screw steamer "Coquet" left a little port on the north coast early one October.The Romance of the Coast|James Runciman
He would have preferred to coquet with the enemy for a while from the safety of his saddle.Stella Fregelius|H. Rider Haggard
Whosoever desires to make acquaintance with the whole of the Coquet should alight at the neighbouring station of Acklington.
There are those who will not even yet believe that the Coquet cannot be made a salmon river.
How many of our readers remember the one recorded scene when Queen Elizabeth condescended to coquet with Shakespeare?Genius in Sunshine and Shadow|Maturin Murray Ballou
British Dictionary definitions for coquet
verb -quets, -quetting or -quetted (intr)
Word Origin for coquet
Word Origin and History for coquet
"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.