coquette


noun

  1. a woman who flirts lightheartedly with men to win their admiration and affection; flirt.

verb (used without object)

  1. to coquet.

noun

  1. a woman who flirts
  2. any hummingbird of the genus Lophornis, esp the crested Brazilian species L. magnifica
n.

1660s, from French fem. of coquet (male) “flirt” (see coquet).

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