coquet

[ koh-ket ]
/ koʊˈkɛt /

verb (used without object), co·quet·ted, co·quet·ting.

to try to attract the attention and admiration of men for mere self-gratification; flirt.
to act without seriousness; trifle; dally.

adjective

noun

Obsolete. a male flirt.

Origin of coquet

1685–95; < French; literally, cockerel, equivalent to coq cock + -et -et
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British Dictionary definitions for coquet

coquet
/ (kəʊˈkɛt, kɒ-) /

verb -quets, -quetting or -quetted (intr)

to behave flirtatiously
to dally or trifle

Word Origin for coquet

C17: from French: a gallant, literally: a little cock, from coq cock
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