Definitions for: Coquette


[n] a seductive woman who uses her sex appeal to exploit men
[v] talk or behave amorously, without serious intentions; "The guys always try to chat up the new secretaries"; "My husband never flirts with other women"



Webster (1913) Definition: Co*quette", n. [F., fr. coquet, coquette, coquettish,
orig., cocklike, strutting like a cock, fr. coq a cock. Cf.
Cock, Cocket, Cocky, Cockade.]
1. A vain, trifling woman, who endeavors to attract
admiration from a desire to gratify vanity; a flirt; --
formerly sometimes applied also to men.

2. (Zo["o]l.) A tropical humming bird of the genus
Lophornis, with very elegant neck plumes. Several
species are known. See Illustration under Spangle, v. t.

Synonyms: butterfly, chat up, coquet, dally, flirt, flirt, mash, minx, philander, prickteaser, romance, tease, vamp, vamper

See Also: adult female, speak, talk, vamp, wanton, woman

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