coquet(redirected from coquetting)
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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.]
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]
v. -quet•ted, -quet•ting,
adj., n. v.i.
1. to behave as a coquette; flirt.adj.
3. Obs. a male flirt.
[1685–95; < French; literally, cockerel =coq cock + -et -et]
Past participle: coquetted
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|Verb||1.||coquet - 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)