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.
Origin and Etymology of coquette
French, feminine of coquet —see 1coquet
First Known Use: circa 1611
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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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