coquetry

[koh-ki-tree, koh-ke-tree]
noun, plural coquetries.
1.
the behavior or arts of a coquette; flirtation.
2.
dalliance; trifling.

Origin:
1650–60; < French coquetterie. See coquette, -ery

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coquetry (ˈkəʊkɪtrɪ, ˈkɒk-)
 
n , pl -ries
flirtation

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coquetry
1650s, from Fr. coquetterie, from coqueter (v.), from coquet (see coquet).
"Coquetry whets the appetite; flirtation depraves it ...." [Donald Grant Mitchell (1822-1908)]
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Vir- tue and vice, honesty and baseness, indulge in no coquetry in his representations.
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