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Date: 1600-1700
Language: French
Origin: coquetterie, from coquet 'little male chicken, man who flirts', from coq 'male chicken'

coquetry

noun
     
coq‧ue‧try plural coquetries [uncountable and countable] literary
behaviour that is typical of a coquette

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