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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You know my mind now, and I have to stand here coquetting because you don't know your own.
Then, leaning back in his chair, he reflected a few minutes in silence, complacently smiling to himself, and while I was concocting some cutting speech wherewith to check his gratification, he rose, and passing over to where Annabella Wilmot sat vehemently coquetting with Lord Lowborough, seated himself on the sofa beside her, and attached himself to her for the rest of the evening.
I had just dismissed him to his workshop, and had just begun coquetting with my coins, when Louis suddenly made his appearance with a card in his hand.