Definition of coquet in English:

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coquet

Pronunciation: /kōˈket/

verb

[no object] rare
Behave flirtatiously; flirt.
Example sentences
  • She loves Worthy, whom she pretends to dislike, and coquets with him for twelve months.
  • Sharon's rich, sensuous voice coquets above the piano, the drums, the bass.
  • He seems fond of coqueting with the House of Commons, and is perpetually calling the Speaker out to dance a minuet with him, before he begins.

noun

dated
A man who flirts.
Example sentences
  • There is nothing more likely to cure a coquet than a good, strong, durable passion.
  • Though I saw plainly, by this address, that I had got in with a coquet, my presiding star was not a whit out of my good graces for involving me in this adventure.
  • The greatest miracle of love is the reformation of a coquet.

Origin

Early 17th century (as adjective in sense 'amorous'): from French coqueter (see coquetry).

For editors and proofreaders

Syllabification: co·quet

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