coquet

[ koh-ket ]
/ koʊˈkɛt /
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verb (used without object), co·quet·ted, co·quet·ting.

to try to attract the attention and admiration of men for mere self-gratification; flirt.
to act without seriousness; trifle; dally.

adjective

noun

Obsolete. a male flirt.

Nearby words

  1. copán,
  2. coq au vin,
  3. coquelicot,
  4. coquelin,
  5. coquelin, benoît constant,
  6. coquetry,
  7. coquette,
  8. coquettish,
  9. coquilhatville,
  10. coquilla nut

Origin of coquet

1685–95; < French; literally, cockerel, equivalent to coq cock + -et -et

SYNONYMS FOR coquet

coquette

[ koh-ket ]
/ koʊˈkɛt /

noun

a woman who flirts lightheartedly with men to win their admiration and affection; flirt.

verb (used without object)

to coquet.

Origin of coquette

1605–15; < French, feminine of coquet

SYNONYMS FOR coquette
1. tease, vamp.

Related formsco·quet·tish, adjective

Can be confusedcoquette croquet croquette

Usage note

See -ette.

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British Dictionary definitions for coquetted

coquet

/ (kəʊˈkɛt, kɒ-) /

verb -quets, -quetting or -quetted (intr)

to behave flirtatiously
to dally or trifle

Word Origin for coquet

C17: from French: a gallant, literally: a little cock, from coq cock

coquette

/ (kəʊˈkɛt, kɒˈkɛt) /

noun

a woman who flirts
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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