coquette

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noun co·quette \kō-ˈket\

Definition of coquette

  1. :  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.

Origin and Etymology of coquette

French, feminine of coquet —see 1coquet


First Known Use: circa 1611


COQUETTE Defined for English Language Learners

coquette

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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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