coquetry

[ koh-ki-tree, koh-ke-tree ]
/ ˈkoʊ kɪ tri, koʊˈkɛ tri /

noun, plural co·quet·ries.

the behavior or arts of a coquette; flirtation.
dalliance; trifling.

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Origin of coquetry

From the French word coquetterie, dating back to 1650–60. See coquette, -ery
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British Dictionary definitions for coquetry

coquetry

/ (ˈkəʊkɪtrɪ, ˈkɒk-) /

noun plural -ries

flirtation

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