verb[no object] • rare
- Behave flirtatiously; flirt.More 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?
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- A man who flirts.More 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.
early 17th century (as adjective in sense 'amorous'): from French coqueter (see coquetry).
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