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



BrE BrE//kɒˈket//
; NAmE NAmE//koʊˈket//
(literary, often disapproving)
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a woman who behaves in a way that is intended to attract men synonym flirt Word Origin mid 17th cent.: French, feminine of coquet ‘wanton’, diminutive of coq ‘cock’.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: coquette