verb (used without object)
- coquelin, benoît constant,
- coquilla nut,
Origin of coquette
Examples from the Web for coquette
She was a Frenchwoman, a beauty, and a little—a very little—of a coquette.
Coquette beyond measure, artful as Cleopatra, and completely mistress of all her passions and projects.Love Romances of the Aristocracy|Thornton Hall
Miss Monckton is a coquette, with all the finish of high breeding.Secresy|E. (Eliza) Fenwick
Emily Howard was a sparkling brunette, a coquette, an heiress, and a belle.Kate Danton, or, Captain Danton's Daughters|May Agnes Fleming
"I confess the same desire to witness the end," dryly returned the commander of the Coquette.The Water-Witch or, The Skimmer of the Seas|James Fenimore Cooper
Word Origin for coquette
1660s, from French fem. of coquet (male) "flirt" (see coquet).