A Definition of the French Word 'Coquin'

You can use it a couple of different ways

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The French word "coquin" can be an adjective or a noun. Here are some examples of how to use it.

Definitions and Examples

coquin (adjective): mischievous, malicious (for kids)

Les enfants sont toujours coquins.
Kids are always mischievous.

coquin (adjective): risqué, racy (for things)

Ne raconte pas cette histoire coquine !
Don't tell that racy story!

un coquin (noun, masculine): a mischievous or malicious person

Tu es un coquin ! You are a scoundrel!


The word coquin is pronounced [ko ka(n)].

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