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noun [C]     /kɒkˈet/ US  /koʊˈket/ literary
a woman who likes to attract attention by behaving as if she is sexually interested in people, in a pleasant but not serious waySexual attractionAttractive coquetry     /ˈkɒk.ɪ.tri/ US  /ˈkoʊ.kə-/ noun [U] coquettish     /kɒkˈet.ɪʃ/ US  /koʊˈket̬-/ adjective She greeted him with a coquettish smile.Sexual attractionAttractive coquettishly     /kɒkˈet.ɪʃ.li/ US  /koʊˈket̬-/ adverb
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