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Jody's avatar

What is another word for flirting?

Asked by Jody (53 points ) June 30th, 2008 from iPhone

Something more sophisticated

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18 Answers

jrpowell's avatar

Coquette is a woman who flirts.

beast's avatar

coquet, coquette, dally, dart, flick, fling, flip, gallivant, gibe, jest, make eyes at, mock, ogle, ogler, philander, play, spring, tease, throw, toss, toy, trifle, trifler, vamp, vixen

jlm11f's avatar

what is another word for thesaurus?

gailcalled's avatar

@beast; from your brain or borrowed? If so, attribution, please. The alphabetization makes me to wonder furiously.

gailcalled's avatar

PnL; good answer. G

gailcalled's avatar

Thesarus= Roget’s Large Book of Synonyms.

marinelife's avatar

Seduce (with the mind)
Come hither (look)
Romance (as a verb)

Of all the options I have seen here, I think of dally or court as the most elegant and sophisticated. Court to me implies a more serious intent though.

johnnyc299's avatar

Smirting. New word in Ireland since the smoking ban was introduced. People in bars have to go outside to smoke and this is where the smokers do the chatting up

flameboi's avatar

I love seduce :)

marinelife's avatar

Johnnyc299’s post suggest another: chatting up. Since all things British are hot right now, I am sure using that term would be seen as sophisticated.

judochop's avatar

mackin, canoodle. Thats all I have.

ebenezer's avatar

mackin’ is what I had. I used judochops spelling because I have never seen it in written word.

shrubbery's avatar

How about “tuning”?

gailcalled's avatar

I’ve never heard either “mackin” or “tuning.” Canoodling implies touching to me..Chatting up seems the closest. Romancing is more serious. And remember Jimmy Carter and what he said about lusting in his heart. Is that similar to seducing in one’s mind?

ebenezer's avatar

gail- mackin’ is like hitting on someone, which i would say is a form of flirting.

I never heard tuning though.

shrubbery's avatar

Tuning is used in Australia, or Tasmania at least, but mostly for when you’re texting or e-mailing or ringing or commenting on myspace or talking to on msn, rather than actually in person, so I suppose it’s not really a good one to replace “flirting” and it’s not very sophistocated, sorry.

katidid's avatar

Instead of finding something out there that all ready exists, can we create a new word? . The challenge now is…what is a good word for people who flirt, who are playful, having fun, even being sexy and sexual, but are not really trying to get in bed with the other?

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