noun co·que·try \ˈkō-kə-trē, kō-ˈke-trē\

: the behavior of a coquette

plural co·que·tries

Full Definition of COQUETRY

:  a flirtatious act or attitude

Examples of COQUETRY

  1. <her compulsive coquetry at parties was embarrassing for her husband>

First Known Use of COQUETRY

circa 1656


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