coquette

noun co·quette \ kō-ˈket \

Definition of coquette

: a woman who endeavors without sincere affection to gain the attention and admiration of men
  • … a narcissistic coquette addicted to … dietary fads to maintain her figure …
  • —Francine du Plessix Gray

coquettish

play \kō-ˈke-tish\ adjective

coquettishly

adverb

coquettishness

noun

Examples of coquette in a Sentence

  1. She was a bit of a coquette.

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Origin and Etymology of coquette

French, feminine of coquet — see 1coquet


COQUETTE Defined for English Language Learners

coquette

noun

Definition of coquette for English Language Learners

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


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