Definition of coquet in English:


Syllabification: co·quet
Pronunciation: /kōˈket


[no object] rare
  • Behave flirtatiously; flirt.
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    • Boris, in his working clothes of white canvas, scraped the traces of clay and red modeling wax from his handsome hands, and coquetted over his shoulder with the Cupid.
    • When dressed as women, they painted their faces, chirruped with their lips, and coquetted.
    • Do you think I am coquetting with your people in coming here?


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  • A man who flirts.
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    • Sure marriage, said I, is not sufficiently encouraged, or we should never behold such crowds of battered beaux and decayed coquets still attempting to drive a trade.
    • My brother is playing the coquet among the belles on Tunbridge walks.
    • The greatest miracle of love is the reformation of a coquet.


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

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