coquet

Part of speech: verb

To deceive with affected fondness; trifle in love.

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Usage examples "coquet":

  1. Well, here's the House, which holds the Lovely Prize quiet and serene; here no noisie Footmen throng to tell the World, that Beauty dwells within; no Ceremonious Visit makes the Lover wait; no Rival to give my Heart a Pang; who wou'd not scale the Window at Midnight without fear of the Jealous Father's Pistol, rather than fill up the Train of a Coquet, where every Minute he is jostled out of Place. - "The Busie Body", Susanna Centlivre Commentator: Jess Byrd.
  2. You two children can coquet with the dew for a little while; but don't stay too long, or sore throats will be the result. - "Rossmoyne", Unknown.
  3. In some words of French origin, the u after q is silent; as in coquet, liquor, burlesque, etiquette. - "The Grammar of English Grammars", Goold Brown.