coquet


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co·quet

 (kō-kĕt′)
intr.v. co·quet·ted, co·quet·ting, co·quets
1. To engage in coquetry; flirt.
2. To trifle; dally.

[French coqueter, from coquet, flirtatious man, diminutive of coq, cock, from Old French coc, from Late Latin coccus; see cock1.]

coquet

(kəʊˈkɛt; kɒ-)
vb (intr) , -quets, -quetting or -quetted
1. to behave flirtatiously
2. to dally or trifle
[C17: from French: a gallant, literally: a little cock, from coq cock]

co•quet

(koʊˈkɛt)

v. -quet•ted, -quet•ting,
adj., n. v.i.
1. to behave as a coquette; flirt.
adj.
2. coquettish.
n.
3. Obs. a male flirt.
[1685–95; < French; literally, cockerel =coq cock + -et -et]

coquet


Past participle: coquetted
Gerund: coquetting

Imperative
coquet
coquet
Present
I coquet
you coquet
he/she/it coquets
we coquet
you coquet
they coquet
Preterite
I coquetted
you coquetted
he/she/it coquetted
we coquetted
you coquetted
they coquetted
Present Continuous
I am coquetting
you are coquetting
he/she/it is coquetting
we are coquetting
you are coquetting
they are coquetting
Present Perfect
I have coquetted
you have coquetted
he/she/it has coquetted
we have coquetted
you have coquetted
they have coquetted
Past Continuous
I was coquetting
you were coquetting
he/she/it was coquetting
we were coquetting
you were coquetting
they were coquetting
Past Perfect
I had coquetted
you had coquetted
he/she/it had coquetted
we had coquetted
you had coquetted
they had coquetted
Future
I will coquet
you will coquet
he/she/it will coquet
we will coquet
you will coquet
they will coquet
Future Perfect
I will have coquetted
you will have coquetted
he/she/it will have coquetted
we will have coquetted
you will have coquetted
they will have coquetted
Future Continuous
I will be coquetting
you will be coquetting
he/she/it will be coquetting
we will be coquetting
you will be coquetting
they will be coquetting
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been coquetting
you have been coquetting
he/she/it has been coquetting
we have been coquetting
you have been coquetting
they have been coquetting
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been coquetting
you will have been coquetting
he/she/it will have been coquetting
we will have been coquetting
you will have been coquetting
they will have been coquetting
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been coquetting
you had been coquetting
he/she/it had been coquetting
we had been coquetting
you had been coquetting
they had been coquetting
Conditional
I would coquet
you would coquet
he/she/it would coquet
we would coquet
you would coquet
they would coquet
Past Conditional
I would have coquetted
you would have coquetted
he/she/it would have coquetted
we would have coquetted
you would have coquetted
they would have coquetted
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.coquet - talk or behave amorously, without serious intentionscoquet - talk or behave amorously, without serious intentions; "The guys always try to chat up the new secretaries"; "My husband never flirts with other women"
talk, speak - exchange thoughts; talk with; "We often talk business"; "Actions talk louder than words"
wanton - engage in amorous play
vamp - act seductively with (someone)

coquet

verb
To make amorous advances without serious intentions:
Translations
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She became EXCESSIVELY intimate with most of the ladies; and, to my profound astonishment, evinced no equivocal disposition to coquet with the men.
This would have been no serious hindrance on a week-day; they would have clicked through it in their high patterns and boots quite unconcerned; but on this day of vanity, this Sun's-day, when flesh went forth to coquet with flesh while hypocritically affecting business with spiritual things; on this occasion for wearing their white stockings and thin shoes, and their pink, white, and lilac gowns, on which every mud spot would be visible, the pool was an awkward impediment.
Without any need of self-restraint, no wish to coquet ever entered her head.
I should like to enjoy myself thoroughly, and coquet with all the world, till I am on the verge of being called an old maid; and then, to escape the infamy of that, after having made ten thousand conquests, to break all their hearts save one, by marrying some high-born, rich, indulgent husband, whom, on the other hand, fifty ladies were dying to have.
She is showing a disposition to coquet with Richard," rejoined Sir Joseph, with the air of a man who knew female human nature in its remotest corners.
So, seizing a candle, he looked about for his gold-laced cap, and found it lying in its usual place, on a console-table, in the anteroom, placed before a mirror at which Jos used to coquet, always giving his side-locks a twirl, and his cap the proper cock over his eye, before he went forth to make appearance in public.
The open-plan living space, with its feature ceiling and arch byre window to the front and extra window to the side, is the perfect spot to drink in the panoramic views of the Coquet Valley.
KIELDER Kestrals were victorious over second-placed Derwent Devils and third-placed Coquet Crushers in the third Royal Yachting Association Team15 inter-club event at Derwent Reservoir.
HUGHIE MORRISON is weighing up his options for his two Investec Oaks runners, Shirocco Star and Coquet.
Hughie Morrison is considering the options for his two Oaks runners Shirocco Star and Coquet after they both ran crackers in Friday's Group 1.
HUGHIE Morrison admits he has not had the easiest few weeks prepararing Coquet for her racecourse return but finally has his exciting filly back in competition in today's Height of Fashion Stakes at Goodwood.
It took place yesterday at the River Coquet, a few miles away from the town of Rothbury in Northumberland, where the dad-of-three's stand-off with police came to an end.