noun \kō-ˈket\

: a woman who likes to win the attention or admiration of men but does not have serious feelings for them

Full Definition of COQUETTE

:  a woman who endeavors without sincere affection to gain the attention and admiration of men
co·quett·ish \-ˈke-tish\ adjective
co·quett·ish·ly adverb
co·quett·ish·ness noun

Examples of COQUETTE

  1. She was a bit of a coquette.

Origin of COQUETTE

French, feminine of coquet
First Known Use: circa 1611


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