coquet

[ koh-ket ]
/ koʊˈkɛt /

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.

Origin of coquet

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

SYNONYMS FOR coquet

Definition for coquetted (2 of 2)

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

OTHER WORDS FROM coquette

co·quet·tish, adjective

WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH coquette

coquette croquet croquette

usage note for coquette

See -ette.
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British Dictionary definitions for coquetted (1 of 2)

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

British Dictionary definitions for coquetted (2 of 2)

coquette
/ (kəʊˈkɛt, kɒˈkɛt) /

noun

a woman who flirts
any hummingbird of the genus Lophornis, esp the crested Brazilian species L. magnifica

Derived forms of coquette

coquettish, adjectivecoquettishly, adverbcoquettishness, noun

Word Origin for coquette

C17: from French, feminine of coquet
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