verb (used without object), co·quet·ted, co·quet·ting.
- coq au vin,
- coquelin, benoît constant,
- coquilla nut
Origin of coquet
verb (used without object)
Origin of coquette
Examples from the Web for coquetted
It is laid to her charge that she coquetted with the Huguenots, whom she afterward slew.
Alexander coquetted with the English agents, and concealed his plans from the conservative Russians.The Life of Napoleon Bonaparte|William Milligan Sloane
This child of ten years of age, precocious and vicious, coquetted with him as if she had been a grown woman.L'Assommoir|Emile Zola
"Rose has said I coquetted with you," Jeanne exclaimed with a roseate flush and courageous honesty.A Little Girl in Old Detroit|Amanda Minnie Douglas
Becker, indeed, once coquetted with the thought of patronising him; but the project had no sequel, and it stands alone.The Works of Robert Louis Stevenson - Swanston Edition Vol. 17 (of 25)|Robert Louis Stevenson
verb -quets, -quetting or -quetted (intr)
Word Origin for coquet
Word Origin for coquette
1660s, from French fem. of coquet (male) "flirt" (see coquet).
"amorous, flirtatious person," 1690s, originally of both sexes (as it was in French), from French coquet (17c.), diminutive of coq "cock" (see cock (n.1)). A figurative reference to its strut or its lust. The distinction of fem. coquette began c.1700, and use in reference to males has faded out since.