coquet


1co·quet

noun

Definition of COQUET

1
\kō-ˈket, -ˈkā\ :  a man who indulges in coquetry
2
\-ˈket\ :  coquette

Origin of COQUET

French, diminutive of coq cock
First Known Use: 1691

2co·quet

adjective \kō-ˈket\

Definition of COQUET

:  characteristic of a coquette :  coquettish

First Known Use of COQUET

1697

3co·quet

verb \-ˈket\
co·quet·tedco·quet·ting

Definition of COQUET

intransitive verb
1
:  to play the coquette :  flirt
2
:  to deal with something playfully rather than seriously

Variants of COQUET

co·quet or co·quette \-ˈket\

Examples of COQUET

  1. <at the country club she would often brazenly coquet with the husbands of the women to whom she was giving golf lessons>

First Known Use of COQUET

1701

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