What does coquet mean?

Definitions for coquet
koʊˈkɛtco·quet

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. chat up, flirt, dally, butterfly, coquet, coquette, romance, philander, mashverb

    talk or behave amorously, without serious intentions

    "The guys always try to chat up the new secretaries"; "My husband never flirts with other women"

Wiktionary

  1. coquetnoun

    A flirtatious female; a coquette.

  2. coquetnoun

    A flirtatious male.

  3. coquetverb

    Act as a flirt or coquet.

  4. coquetverb

    Waste time; dally.

  5. Etymology: From coq cockerel + -et masculine diminutive suffix = “little cockerel”.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. To Coquetverb

    To entertain with compliments and amorous tattle; to treat with an appearance of amorous tenderness.

    Etymology: from the noun.

    You are coquetting a maid of honour, my lord looking on to see how the gamesters play, and I railing at you both. Jonathan Swift.

  2. To Coquetverb

    To act the lover.

    Phyllis, who but a month ago
    Was marry’d to the Tunbridge beau,
    I saw coquetting t’other night,
    In publick, with that odious knight. Jonathan Swift.

ChatGPT

  1. coquet

    Coquet refers to someone, usually a woman, who flirts lightly and playfully or behaves in a way to attract attention for amusement, rather than with serious intentions. As a verb, to coquet means to flirt or trifle with someone's affections.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Coquetverb

    to attempt to attract the notice, admiration, or love of; to treat with a show of tenderness or regard, with a view to deceive and disappoint

  2. Coquetverb

    to trifle in love; to stimulate affection or interest; to play the coquette; to deal playfully instead of seriously; to play (with); as, we have coquetted with political crime

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Coquet

    Coquette, ko-ket′, v.i. to excite admiration or love.—v.t. to trifle with in love: to flirt with: to dally with:—pr.p. coquet′ting; pa.p. coquet′ted.—ns. Cō′quetry, act of coquetting: attempt to attract admiration, without serious affection: deceit in love: any kind of prettiness; Coquette′, a vain woman who seeks admiration from mere vanity: a flirt.—adj. Coquet′tish, practising coquetry: befitting a coquette.—adv. Coquet′tishly.—n. Coquet′tishness. [Fr. coquetercoquet, dim. of coq, a cock.]

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of coquet in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of coquet in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

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