coquet

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Etymology[edit]

Borrowing from French, from coq (cockerel) + -et masculine diminutive suffix = “little cockerel”.

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coquet (plural coquets)

  1. A flirtatious female; a coquette.
  2. (obsolete) A flirtatious male.

Verb[edit]

coquet (third-person singular simple present coquets, present participle coquetting, simple past and past participle coquetted)

  1. To act as a flirt or coquet.
  2. To waste time; to dally.
  3. To attempt to attract the notice, admiration, or love of; to treat with a show of tenderness or regard, with a view to deceive and disappoint.
    • Jonathan Swift
      You are coquetting a maid of honour.

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coquet m (feminine coquette, masculine plural coquets, feminine plural coquettes)

  1. vain, conscious of one's appearance
  2. sweet, cute, charming

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coquet

  1. third-person singular future active indicative of coquō