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co·quette

 (kō-kĕt′)
n.
A woman who regularly makes romantic or sexual overtures; a flirt.

[French, feminine of coquet, flirtatious man; see coquet.]

co·quet′tish adj.
co·quet′tish·ly adv.
co·quet′tish·ness n.

coquette

(kəʊˈkɛt; kɒˈkɛt)
n
1. a woman who flirts
2. (Animals) any hummingbird of the genus Lophornis, esp the crested Brazilian species L. magnifica
[C17: from French, feminine of coquet]
coˈquettish adj
coˈquettishly adv
coˈquettishness n

co•quette

(koʊˈkɛt)

n.
a woman who flirts insincerely with men to win their admiration and attention.
[1605–15; < French, feminine of coquet]
co•quet′tish, adj.
co•quet′tish•ly, adv.
co•quet′tish•ness, n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.coquette - a seductive woman who uses her sex appeal to exploit mencoquette - a seductive woman who uses her sex appeal to exploit men
adult female, woman - an adult female person (as opposed to a man); "the woman kept house while the man hunted"
Verb1.coquette - talk or behave amorously, without serious intentionscoquette - 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)

coquette

noun
A woman who is given to flirting:
Informal: vamp.
Translations

coquette

[kəˈket] Ncoqueta f

coquette

[kɒˈkɛt kəʊˈkɛt] n (= flirt) → coquette f

coquette

coquette

[kəʊˈkɛt] ncivetta (fig)
References in classic literature ?
This new trait of girlish coquettishness made an unpleasant impression on Dolly.
Dolly had one undoubtedly, and it was not a tough one either, though there was a little mist of coquettishness about it, such as sometimes surrounds that sun of life in its morning, and slightly dims its lustre.
We all knew The Rock was game for anything, but watching him gaze into the distance in a display of "smouldering intensity" -- one of his character's 'strengths' in the videogame world -- is almost as awesome as watching Black stomp his foot and place his hands on his hips in a display of teenage coquettishness.
Also in her VO debut, soprano Suzanne Rigden brought an agile and graceful coloratura as well as an impish coquettishness to the role of Adele and played her as a delightfully shrewd and feisty survivor to win huge audience empathy and applause at curtain.
With his fictional journey through the city, Konwicki's protagonist, seduced by a disgustingly cozy "barrack," aiming to self-immolate in a gesture of a political rebellion gives a proof of the inability to hide from the unwanted and questionable coquettishness of the statue of confinement, overseeing the main character's horizontal path.
Sophie Bevan's lustrously voiced Vixen Sharp-Ears combines gambolling legs-in-the-air coquettishness with a cheerfully amoral relish in despatching her victims and ensnaring a suitor.
But American audiences will soon get to sample Lawson, whose slate of books includes the popular "How to Become a Domestic Goddess," and whose demeanor is all sideways smiles, sexual innuendo and an overt coquettishness that seems designed to encourage male viewers to consider learning how to cook.
Similarly to the narrator's uneasy insistence on Rosamond's innocence, the narrator of Little Women paradoxically asserts Amy's coquettishness and innocence, characterizing her as a polished social sculpture, yet "the baby" or "unspoiled" child.
I always believed she dropped her head and raised her eyes heavenwards out of sheer coquettishness and charm.
Baroque plays refer to the coquettishness and seductiveness with which women wielded their cloaks, simultaneously hiding and showing their desires.