Coquet Definition

kō-kĕt
coquets, coquetted, coquetting
verb
coquets, coquetted, coquetting
To behave as a coquette; flirt.
Webster's New World
To trifle or dally (with an idea, offer, etc.)
Webster's New World
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.
Wiktionary
Antonyms:
be shy
adjective
Coquettish.
Webster's New World
noun

A flirtatious female; a coquette.

Wiktionary
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Other Word Forms of Coquet

Noun

Singular:
coquet
Plural:
coquets

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

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