Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A woman who makes teasing sexual or romantic overtures; a flirt.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

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

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A vain, trifling woman, who endeavors to attract admiration from a desire to gratify vanity; a flirt; -- formerly sometimes applied also to men.
  • n. A tropical humming bird of the genus Lophornis, with very elegant neck plumes. Several species are known. See Illustration under Spangle, v. t.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A woman who endeavors to gain the admiration of men; a vain, selfish, trifling woman, who endeavors to attract admiration and advances in love, for the gratification of her vanity; a flirt; a jilt.
  • n. plural A group of crested humming-birds, of the genus Lophornis (which see).
  • Coquettish; like a coquette.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a seductive woman who uses her sex appeal to exploit men
  • v. talk or behave amorously, without serious intentions

Etymologies

French, feminine of coquet, flirtatious man; see coquet.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From French coquette. (Wiktionary)

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  • Hummingbirds have some of the best names ever.

    June 4, 2011

  • a type of hummingbird - how apt

    June 4, 2011