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Definition of coquetry noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

coquetry

 noun
noun
BrE BrE//ˈkɒkɪtri//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈkoʊkɪtri//
 
[uncountable] (literary)
 
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behaviour that is typical of a coquette Word Origin mid 17th cent.: from French coquetterie, from coqueter ‘to flirt’, from coquet ‘wanton’, diminutive of coq ‘cock’.
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