follow Dictionary.com

What's the difference between i.e. and e.g.?

coquet

[koh-ket] /koʊˈkɛt/
verb (used without object), coquetted, coquetting.
1.
to try to attract the attention and admiration of men for mere self-gratification; flirt.
2.
to act without seriousness; trifle; dally.
adjective
noun
4.
Obsolete. a male flirt.
Origin
1685-1695
1685-95; < French; literally, cockerel, equivalent to coq cock + -et -et
Synonyms
1. dally, tease.

coquette

[koh-ket] /koʊˈkɛt/
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
Related forms
coquettish, adjective
Can be confused
coquette, croquet, croquette.
Synonyms
1. tease, vamp.
Usage note
See -ette.
Dictionary.com Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2014.
Cite This Source
British Dictionary definitions for coquetting

coquet

/kəʊˈkɛt; kɒ-/
verb (intransitive) -quets, -quetting, -quetted
1.
to behave flirtatiously
2.
to dally or trifle
Word Origin
C17: from French: a gallant, literally: a little cock, from coq cock

coquette

/kəʊˈkɛt; kɒˈkɛt/
noun
1.
a woman who flirts
2.
any hummingbird of the genus Lophornis, esp the crested Brazilian species L. magnifica
Derived Forms
coquettish, adjective
coquettishly, adverb
coquettishness, noun
Word Origin
C17: from French, feminine of coquet
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
© William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins
Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
Cite This Source
Word Origin and History for coquetting

coquette

n.

1660s, from French fem. of coquet (male) "flirt" (see coquet).

coquet

n.

"amorous, flirtatious person," 1690s, originally of both sexes (as it was in French), from French coquet (17c.), diminutive of coq "cock" (see cock (n.1)). A figurative reference to its strut or its lust. The distinction of fem. coquette began c.1700, and use in reference to males has faded out since.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
Cite This Source

Word of the Day

Difficulty index for coquet

Few English speakers likely know this word

Word Value for coquetting

22
26
Scrabble Words With Friends