AskDefine | Define coquette

Dictionary Definition

coquette n : a seductive woman who uses her sex appeal to exploit men [syn: flirt, vamp, vamper, minx, tease, prickteaser] 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" [syn: chat up, flirt, dally, butterfly, coquet, romance, philander, mash]

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From French coquette.


  • /kɒˈkɛt/ (UK)
  • Rhymes: -ɛt


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


Related terms



From coquet.




  1. feminine of coquet


fr-noun f
  1. flirt, tease
    Elle est une vraie coquette. She's such a flirt.

Extensive Definition

Coquette may refer to:
  • A woman who flirts lightheartedly with men to gain their admiration; flirt.
  • Coquette (film), a 1929 film directed by Sam Taylor
  • The Coquette, a 1797 epistolary novel by Hannah Webster Foster.
  • Coquettes, several species of hummingbird in the genus Lophornis.
  • Coquette Productions, the production company of Courteney Cox and David Arquette
coquette in French: Coquette

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