Coquet meaning

kō-kĕt
To engage in coquetry; flirt.
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To trifle; dally.
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To behave as a coquette; flirt.
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To trifle or dally (with an idea, offer, etc.)
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Coquettish.
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A flirtatious female; a coquette.
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To act as a flirt or coquet.
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To waste time; to dally.
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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.
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Origin of coquet

  • French coqueter from coquet flirtatious man diminutive of coq cock from Old French coc from Late Latin coccus cock1

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

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

    From Wiktionary