Definition of coquetry in English:

coquetry

Line breaks: co|quet¦ry
Pronunciation: /ˈkɒkɪtri
 
, ˈkəʊ-/

noun

[mass noun]
  • Flirtatious behaviour: ‘I like the way you laugh,’ he said without coquetry the air hostesses catch the men’s eyes with a practised coquetry
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    • But the slow pace of exercise indicates that these young people are more interested in coquetry than spoiling a perfectly good sweat-suit with sweat.
    • These works are considered as icons of amorous pursuits in an age of gallantry and the accompanying and complementary coquetry.
    • It also connoted coquetry - namely, the flirtatious batting of the eyes.

Origin

mid 17th century: from French coquetterie, from coqueter 'to flirt', from coquet 'wanton' (see coquette).

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