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Definition of Coquette


  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. A tropical humming bird of the genus Lophornis, with very elegant neck plumes. Several species are known. See Illustration under Spangle, v. t.

Coquette Quotations

I don't like to talk much with people who always agree with me. It is amusing to coquette with an echo for a little while, but one soon tires of it.
Thomas Carlyle

The most humiliating thing a woman can be is a coquette.
Oriana Fallaci

Popularity, I have always thought, may aptly be compared to a coquette - the more you woo her, the more apt is she to elude your embrace.
John Tyler

A coquette is like a recruiting sergeant, always on the lookout for fresh victims.
Douglas Jerrold

I've always been given respect because I'm kind of mannish, and I'm not a great beauty. I've never played the coquette card because I'm no good at it.
Martha Wainwright
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Coquette Translations

coquette in German is Kokette

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