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Meaning of COQUETTE

Pronunciation:  kow'ket

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  a seductive woman who uses her sex appeal to exploit men
  2. [v]  talk or behave amorously, without serious intentions; "The guys always try to chat up the new secretaries"; "My husband never flirts with other women"

COQUETTE is a 8 letter word that starts with C.


 Synonyms: butterfly, chat up, coquet, dally, flirt, flirt, mash, minx, philander, prickteaser, romance, tease, vamp, vamper
 See Also: adult female, speak, talk, vamp, wanton, woman



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Co*quette"\, n. [F., fr. coquet, coquette, coquettish,
orig., cocklike, strutting like a cock, fr. coq a cock. Cf.
{Cock}, {Cocket}, {Cocky}, {Cockade}.]
1. A vain, trifling woman, who endeavors to attract
   admiration from a desire to gratify vanity; a flirt; --
   formerly sometimes applied also to men.

2. (Zo["o]l.) A tropical humming bird of the genus
   {Lophornis}, with very elegant neck plumes. Several
   species are known. See Illustration under {Spangle}, v. t.

Thesaurus Terms
 Related Terms: captive, catch, charmer, Circe, conquest, date, Don Juan, enchanter, enchantress, enticer, femme fatale, flirt, gold digger, honey, inveigler, Lorelei, Parthenope, seducer, seductress, Siren, steady, strumpet, sweet patootie, sweetheart, sweetie, teaser, tempter, temptress, vamp, vampire, whore