American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. A woman who makes teasing sexual or romantic overtures; a flirt.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A woman who endeavors to gain the admiration of men; a vain, selfish, trifling woman, who endeavors to attract admiration and advances in love, for the gratification of her vanity; a flirt; a jilt.
- n. plural A group of crested humming-birds, of the genus Lophornis (which see).
- Coquettish; like a coquette.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. A vain, trifling woman, who endeavors to attract admiration from a desire to gratify vanity; a flirt; -- formerly sometimes applied also to men.
- n. (Zoöl.) A tropical humming bird of the genus Lophornis, with very elegant neck plumes. Several species are known. See
Illustrationunder Spangle, v. t.
- n. a seductive woman who uses her sex appeal to exploit men
- v. talk or behave amorously, without serious intentions
- From French coquette. (Wiktionary)
- French, feminine of coquet, flirtatious man; see coquet. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
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“One of the dances was an old-fashioned cotillon, and one of the figures, the "coquette," brought every one, in turn, before me.”
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