from The Century Dictionary.

  • Like a coquette; of or pertaining to or characterized by or practising coquetry.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective Practicing or exhibiting coquetry; alluring; enticing.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • adjective As a young, flirting girl.
  • adjective Characteristic of a coquet.

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  • adjective like a coquette


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  • With the words I write here I am not simply a camera operator or cinematographer; I am the lens itself – flattering, accentuating, distorting – recording how the world will recall my coquettish Miss Kathie.

    The Nervous Breakdown 2010

  • In fact, in a manner which in another sex might be called coquettish, he seemed to court attention.

    For Love of Country A Story of Land and Sea in the Days of the Revolution Cyrus Townsend Brady 1890

  • I believe I shall never again resume those airs; which you term coquettish, but which I think deserve a softer appellation; as they proceed from an innocent heart, and are the effusions of a youthful, and cheerful mind.

    The Coquette, or, The History of Eliza Wharton: A Novel Founded on Fact 1797

  • She had only taken time to throw a loose wrapper around her shoulders; and her dishevelled hair streamed out from under a kind of coquettish morning-cap.

    The Clique of Gold ��mile Gaboriau 1852

  • They sang syrupy love songs on one level, but on another they operated at an often haunting remove from their music that denied the kind of coquettish role they were intended to take on. 2010

  • For some reason I'm thinking it may sound similar to either "coquettish" or "obsolescence," but at this point that may be nothing over and above wishful thinking.

    Ask MetaFilter mllrstvn 2009

  • 'coquettish' in such moments, when in fact she was treading precariously close to frenzied strangulation.

    Be My Enemy Brookmyre, Christopher, 1968- 2004

  • It was, according to Martin Luther, a “wag” or “waggle” resembling “the affected gait of coquettish females.”

    A Renegade History of the United States Thaddeus Russell 2010

  • Such coquettish behavior is understandable when you're this pretty, but the risk of heartbreak is rising.

    Brazil Flirts With Danger Liam Denning 2010

  • Early dinner: Bistro Don GiovanniThis restaurant rocks year in and year out for a reason -- it is passionately Italian -- the owners, the food, the clothing, the music, the coquettish waiters etc.

    Alexis Swanson Traina: So You're Visiting Napa for the Weekend: Day 2 Alexis Swanson Traina 2010


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  • "The men who continue to assume that women must be treated as creatures who do not know what is good for them, to be cajoled or coerced or punished at the will of a stiff-standing cock, seek to imprison women in the pathology of their oppressed condition. Some women are coquettish, although far fewer than the mythology of rape supposes; the only way to put an end to such fatuous guile is to cease to play the game, simply by taking women at their word."

    - 'Seduction is a four-letter word', Germaine Greer in The Madwoman's Underclothes.

    September 1, 2008