coquette

[koh-ket]
noun
1.
a woman who flirts lightheartedly with men to win their admiration and affection; flirt.
verb (used without object)
2.
to coquet.

Origin:
1605–15; < French, feminine of coquet

coquettish, adjective

coquette, croquet, croquette.


1. tease, vamp.


See -ette.
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coquette (kəʊˈkɛt, kɒˈkɛt)
 
n
1.  a woman who flirts
2.  any hummingbird of the genus Lophornis, esp the crested Brazilian species L. magnifica
 
[C17: from French, feminine of coquet]
 
co'quettish
 
adj
 
co'quettishly
 
adv
 
co'quettishness
 
n

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coquette
1660s, from Fr. fem. of coquet (male) "flirt" (see coquet).
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Example sentences
The coquette of the insect species, it seems, winks a light every two seconds when in a romantic swoon.
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