verb (used without object), coquetted, coquetting.
to try to attract the attention and admiration of men for mere self-gratification; flirt.
to act without seriousness; trifle; dally.
Obsolete. a male flirt.
a woman who flirts lightheartedly with men to win their admiration and affection; flirt.
verb (used without object)
verb (intransitive) -quets, -quetting, -quetted
to behave flirtatiously
to dally or trifle
a woman who flirts
any hummingbird of the genus Lophornis, esp the crested Brazilian species L. magnifica
1660s, from French fem. of coquet (male) “flirt” (see coquet).
“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.
[koh-ket-ish] /koʊˈkɛt ɪʃ/ adjective 1. (of a woman) characteristically flirtatious, especially in a teasing, lighthearted manner.
[kaw-kee-ya-veel] /kɔ ki yaˈvil/ noun 1. former name of .
[koh-ki-lahzh; French kaw-kee-yahzh] /ˌkoʊ kɪˈlɑʒ; French kɔ kiˈyɑʒ/ noun 1. an ornamental shell motif.
[ko-keel-yuh, -kee-yuh] /kɒˈkil yə, -ˈki yə/ noun 1. the elongated oval fruit or nut of a South American palm, Attalea funifera, having a very hard brown shell used in turnery. /kɒˈkiːljə/ noun 1. the nut of a South American palm tree, Attalea funifera, having a hard brown shell used for carving See also cohune