Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun A woman who regularly makes romantic or sexual overtures; a flirt.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun 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.
  • noun plural A group of crested humming-birds, of the genus Lophornis (which see).
  • Coquettish; like a coquette.

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

  • noun A vain, trifling woman, who endeavors to attract admiration from a desire to gratify vanity; a flirt; -- formerly sometimes applied also to men.
  • noun (Zoöl.) A tropical humming bird of the genus Lophornis, with very elegant neck plumes. Several species are known. See Illustration under Spangle, v. t.

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

  • noun A woman who flirts or plays with men's affections.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun a seductive woman who uses her sex appeal to exploit men
  • verb talk or behave amorously, without serious intentions

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[French, feminine of coquet, flirtatious man; see coquet.]

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From French coquette.

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  • a type of hummingbird - how apt

    June 4, 2011

  • Hummingbirds have some of the best names ever.

    June 4, 2011