coquettish

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coquette +‎ -ish

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coquettish (comparative more coquettish, superlative most coquettish)

  1. Of or relating to a young, flirtatious girl.
  2. Characteristic of a coquet.
    • 1887, H. Rider Haggard, She: A History of Adventure[1]:
      `Is there that about me that should affright a man? Then surely are men changed from what they used to be!' And with a little coquettish movement she turned herself, and held up one arm, so as to show all her loveliness and the rich hair of raven blackness that streamed in soft ripples down her snowy robes, almost to her sandalled feet.

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