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coquet

Syllabification: co·quet
Pronunciation: /kōˈket
 
/

Definition of coquet in English:

verb

[no object] rare
Behave flirtatiously; flirt.
Example sentences
  • 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?

noun

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A man who flirts.
Example sentences
  • 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.

Origin

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

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