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coquetry

Syllabification: co·quet·ry
Pronunciation: /ˈkōkətrē
 
, kōˈketrē
 
/

Definition of coquetry in English:

noun

Flirtatious behavior or a flirtatious manner.
Example sentences
  • 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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