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  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Coquette  \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. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  coquette 
  n  :  a  seductive  woman  who  uses  her  sex  appeal  to  exploit  men 
  [syn:  {flirt},  {vamp},  {vamper},  {minx},  {tease},  {prickteaser}] 
  v  :  talk  amorously;  "The  guys  always  try  to  chat  up  the  new 
  secretaries";  "My  husband  never  flirts  with  other  women" 
  [syn:  {chat  up},  {flirt},  {dally},  {coquet},  {romance},  {philander}, 
  {mash}] 




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