intransitive verb-·quet′ted, -·quet′ting
- to behave as a coquette; flirt
- to trifle or dally (with an idea, offer, etc.)
Origin of coquetFrench coqueter, to flirt, literally , to strut like a rooster from coquet, diminutive of coq, a rooster: see cock
intransitive verbco·quet·ted, co·quet·ting, co·quets
- To engage in coquetry; flirt.
- To trifle; dally.
Origin of coquetFrench coqueter from coquet flirtatious man diminutive of coq cock from Old French coc from Late Latin coccus ; see cock 1.
(third-person singular simple present coquets, present participle coquetting, simple past and past participle coquetted)