coquetry


noun, plural co·quet·ries.

  1. the behavior or arts of a coquette; flirtation.
  2. dalliance; trifling.

noun plural -ries

  1. flirtation
n.

1650s, from French coquetterie, from coqueter (v.), from coquet (see coquet).

Coquetry whets the appetite; flirtation depraves it …. [Donald Grant Mitchell (1822-1908)]

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