Coquet



[koh-ket] /koʊˈkɛt/

verb (used without object), coquetted, coquetting.
1.
to try to attract the attention and admiration of men for mere self-gratification; flirt.
2.
to act without seriousness; trifle; dally.
adjective
3.
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noun
4.
Obsolete. a male flirt.
/kəʊˈkɛt; kɒ-/
verb (intransitive) -quets, -quetting, -quetted
1.
to behave flirtatiously
2.
to dally or trifle
n.

“amorous, flirtatious person,” 1690s, originally of both sexes (as it was in French), from French coquet (17c.), diminutive of coq “cock” (see cock (n.1)). A figurative reference to its strut or its lust. The distinction of fem. coquette began c.1700, and use in reference to males has faded out since.

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