noun, plural co·quet·ries.
Examples from the Web for coquetry
The tone constituted a rebuff, and Rita's coquetry deserted her, leaving her mortified and piqued.Dope|Sax Rohmer
She had a mass of gray hair that curled round her wrinkled face, which, with a last remnant of coquetry, she made up outrageously.A Royal Prisoner|Pierre Souvestre
Or that coquetry and falsity take the place nowadays of love and friendship?The Milkmaid of Montfermeil (Novels of Paul de Kock Volume XX)|Charles Paul de Kock
She was full of life and spirits, with enough of coquetry about her to fascinate and turn older heads than mine.Family Pride|Mary J. Holmes
I am afraid you will never cease your coquetry and foolishness.The Last of the Vikings|John Bowling
British Dictionary definitions for coquetry
noun plural -ries
Word Origin and History for coquetry
1650s, from French coquetterie, from coqueter (v.), from coquet (see coquet).
Coquetry whets the appetite; flirtation depraves it .... [Donald Grant Mitchell (1822-1908)]