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
coquettishplay \kō-ˈke-tish\ adjective
Examples of coquette in a Sentence
She was a bit of a coquette.
Recent Examples of coquette from the Web
To this day, these hallowed watering holes make men want to hold doors open and women want to play the coquette, if only for one drink.
Coquette kicks off the series with a meal designed to cool your insides, with food from Spain, Mexico, India and Southeast Asia.
Coquette will be previewing the menus through their social media channels.
Quinn’s energetic Rodolfo and Mary Evelyn Hangley’s comical coquette of a Musetta helped make up for the stiffness of Edward Parks’ Marcello, who nevertheless sang well, as did Benjamin Sieverding during a memorable farewell to a coat.
The Musetta here was another American, Susanna Phillips, beautiful of voice and mien if not yet a seasoned coquette.
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COQUETTE Defined for English Language Learners
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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