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Definition of "coquet" []

  • To engage in coquetry; flirt. (verb-intransitive)
  • To trifle; dally. (verb-intransitive)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "coquet" in a sentence
  • "Orlando undertook the defence of his sister with more zeal than prudence; but Mrs Rayland, though not to be convinced that Isabella was not a vain coquet, which indeed her unguarded gaiety gave the old Lady very good reason to believe, was however in a humour to be pleased with all Orlando said."
  • "Germany, and the Lord knows where, may have changed her from a little bewitching, smiling, artless creature -- to a _vain, designing, haughty_, -- I could call a coquet by a thousand names; -- but Lady"
  • "Her large Jackie O. sunglasses hid her pretty smile lines, but the coquet* gap between her two front teeth revealed itself when the corners of her lips turned up, "Salut!""