coquette

[koh-ket]
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verb (used without object)
  1. to coquet.

Origin of coquette

1605–15; < French, feminine of coquet
Related formsco·quet·tish, adjective
Can be confusedcoquette croquet croquette

Synonyms for coquette

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1. tease, vamp.

Usage note

See -ette.
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Related Words for coquette

vamp, siren, seducer, tease, flirter

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British Dictionary definitions for coquette

coquette

noun
  1. a woman who flirts
  2. any hummingbird of the genus Lophornis, esp the crested Brazilian species L. magnifica
Derived Formscoquettish, adjectivecoquettishly, adverbcoquettishness, noun

Word Origin for coquette

C17: from French, feminine of coquet
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Word Origin and History for coquette
n.

1660s, from French fem. of coquet (male) "flirt" (see coquet).

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