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coquet

noun co·quet

Definition of coquet

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

  2. 2 \-ˈket\ :  coquette




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coquet

play
adjective co·quet \kō-ˈket\

Definition of coquet

  1. :  characteristic of a coquette :  coquettish



1697

First Known Use of coquet

1697


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coquet

verb co·quet \-ˈket\

Definition of coquet

co·quet·tedco·quet·ting

  1. intransitive verb
  2. 1 :  to play the coquette :  flirt

  3. 2 :  to deal with something playfully rather than seriously



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>



1701

First Known Use of coquet

1701

Variants of coquet

or co·quette play \-ˈket\

Synonym Discussion of coquet

trifle, toy, dally, flirt, coquet mean to deal with or act toward without serious purpose. trifle may imply playfulness, unconcern, indulgent contempt <to trifle with a lover's feelings>. toy implies acting without full attention or serious exertion of one's powers <a political novice toying with great issues>. dally suggests indulging in thoughts or plans merely as an amusement <dallying with the idea of building a boat someday>. flirt implies an interest or attention that soon passes to another object <flirted with one fashionable ism after another>. coquet implies attracting interest or admiration without serious intention <companies that coquet with environmentalism solely for public relations>.

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