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coquette

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Definition a woman who is casually playful in a way that arouses sexual interest of men, but does not imply serious sexual interest

Much more rarely, coquette can refer to a species of bird or to a city name.
  • Her early roles limited her to the decorative coquette, but she had a breakout role in...
coquette = a woman who is casually playful in a way that arouses sexual interest of men
  • He introduced Bette Midler (pronounced bet) by saying, Bette rhymes with coquette, but never regret.
  • coquette = a woman who is casually playful in a way that arouses sexual interest of men
  • I congratulate you Mr. Vernon on being about to receive into your family, the most accomplished coquette in England.
    Jane Austen  --  Lady Susan
  • coquette = a woman who is casually playful in a way that arouses sexual interest of men
  • Sometimes she works as an actress, but she is always a coquette.
  • coquette = a woman who is casually playful in a way that arouses sexual interest of men
  • She is an aging coquette too slow to change her tactics.
  • coquette = a woman who is casually playful in a way that arouses sexual interest of men
  • She is coquettishly fanning herself with an ornate oriental fan,
    Lorraine Hansberry  --  A Raisin in the Sun
  • coquettishly = in a manner that playfully and casually arouses sexual interest of men
    (Editor's note:  Adding the suffix "-ishly" means in a manner having the characteristics of. This is the same pattern you see in words like childishly and foolishly.)
  • That's all I was: a terrible flirt, coquettish and amusing.
    Anne Frank  --  The Diary of a Young Girl
  • coquettish = casually playful in a way that arouses sexual interest of men
    (Editor's note:  Adding the suffix "-ish" means having the characteristics of. This is the same pattern you see in words like childish and foolish.)
  • One, she's hardworking; two, cheerful; three, coquettish — and sometimes a cute face.
    Anne Frank  --  The Diary of a Young Girl
  • coquettish = casually playful in a way that arouses sexual interest of men
    (Editor's note:  Adding the suffix "-ish" means having the characteristics of. This is the same pattern you see in words like childish and foolish.)
  • Smile coquettishly, pretend you know everything, offer everyone a piece of advice and mother them — that's sure to make a good impression.
    Anne Frank  --  The Diary of a Young Girl
  • coquettishly = in a playful manner that arouses sexual interest of men
    (Editor's note:  Adding the suffix "-ishly" means in a manner having the characteristics of. This is the same pattern you see in words like childishly and foolishly.)
  • Add to that, vanity and coquettishness and there's no question about it: she's a thoroughly despicable person.
    Anne Frank  --  The Diary of a Young Girl
  • coquettishness = the quality of being casually playful in a way that arouses sexual interest of men
    (Editor's note:  Adding "-ishness" to coquette means the state of having the characteristics of a coquette. This is the same pattern you see in words like childishness and foolishness. Note that when "-ish" is placed at the end of a word that ends in "E", the "E" is often dropped as in nightmarish and vulturish.)
  • I've learned two new words: "brothel" and "coquette."
    Anne Frank  --  The Diary of a Young Girl
  • coquette = a woman who is casually playful in a way that arouses sexual interest of men
  • But this young girl was not a coquette in that sense; she was very unsophisticated; she was only a pretty American flirt.
    Henry James  --  Daisy Miller
  • coquette = a woman who is casually playful in a way that arouses sexual interest of men
  • She thought she had a good deal of the coquette in her, and I've no doubt that with time and training she would have become a very dangerous little person, but now she was far too transparent and straightforward by nature even to tell a white lie cleverly.
    Louisa May Alcott  --  An Old-Fashioned Girl
  • coquette = a woman who is casually playful in a way that arouses sexual interest of men
  • Small fish took coquettish liberties with him.
    Arundhati Roy  --  The God of Small Things
  • (Editor's note:  Adding the suffix "-ish" means having the characteristics of. This is the same pattern you see in words like childish and foolish.)
  • He put his head on one side, his smile became almost coquettish.
    Aldous Huxley  --  Brave New World
  • (Editor's note:  Adding the suffix "-ish" means having the characteristics of. This is the same pattern you see in words like childish and foolish.)
  • He insisted, with labored breath, and she offered him her other cheek, with a coquettishness that he had not known when she was a schoolgirl.
    Gabriel Garcia Marquez  --  Love in the Time of Cholera
  • (Editor's note:  Adding "-ishness" to coquette means the state of having the characteristics of a coquette. This is the same pattern you see in words like childishness and foolishness. Note that when "-ish" is placed at the end of a word that ends in "E", the "E" is often dropped as in nightmarish and vulturish.)
  • If another woman makes eyes at me, she'll refuse to know a coquette.
    George Bernard Shaw  --  Man And Superman
  • Mother Catherine has a most coquettish little toilet-table, with something that looked uncommonly like a bottle of eau-de-Cologne.
    Henry James  --  The Portrait of a Lady - Volumes 1 & 2
  • (Editor's note:  Adding the suffix "-ish" means having the characteristics of. This is the same pattern you see in words like childish and foolish.)
  • She coquettishly dipped her lashes.
    Marissa Meyer  --  Cinder
  • (Editor's note:  Adding the suffix "-ishly" means in a manner having the characteristics of. This is the same pattern you see in words like childishly and foolishly.)
  • Pippa grins coquettishly at the others.
    Libba Bray  --  Sweet Far Thing
(Editor's note:  Adding the suffix "-ishly" means in a manner having the characteristics of. This is the same pattern you see in words like childishly and foolishly.)

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