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Definition of "coquette" [co•quette]

  • A woman who makes teasing sexual or romantic overtures; a flirt. (noun)

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 "coquette" in a sentence
  • "The term coquette, which we have bor - rowed from the French, is our modern name for her who, in the"
  • "The word coquette does not come up to the mark; that of downright flirt seems to me to answer the purpose pretty well, and I can make use of it to tell you honestly what she is."
  • "The wife is an old coquette, that is always hankering after the diversions of the town; the husband a morose rustick, that frowns and frets at the name of it."