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Flirtatiousness

See also Seduction.
Boop, Betty
comic strip character who flirts to win over boys. [Comics: Horn, 110]
can-can
boisterous and indecorous French dance designed to arouse audiences. [Fr. Hist.: Scholes, 151]
Célimène
unabashed coquette wooed by Alceste. [Fr. Lit.: The Misanthrope]
Columbine
light-hearted, flirtatious girl. [Ital. Lit.: Walsh Classical, 83]
dandelion
traditional symbol of flirtation. [Flower Symbolism: Jobes, 413]
daylily
traditional symbol of flirtation. [Flower Symbolism: Flora Symbolica, 175]
fan
symbol of coquetry. [Folklore: Jobes, 370]
Frasquita
woman character chiefly remembered for her flirtatiousness toward old Don Eugenio. [Ger. Opera: Wolf, The Magistrate, Westerman, 262]
Habanera
Carmen’s “love is a wild bird” provokes hearers. [Fr. Opera: Bizet, Carmen, Westerman, 189–190]
Jiménez, Pepita
young widow coquettishly distracts seminarian; love unfolds. [Span. Lit.: Pepita Jiménez]
Julie, Miss
young gentlewoman high-handedly engages servant’s love. [Swed. Lit.: Miss Julie in Plays by August Strindberg]
Musetta
leads on Alcindoro while pursuing Marcello. [Ital. Opera: Puccini, La Bohème, Westerman, 349]
O’Hara
Scarlett hot-tempered heroine-coquette who wooed Southern Gentlemen. [Am. Lit.: Gone With The Wind]
Varden, Dolly
Watteau-style colorful costume: broad-brimmed hat and dress with deep cleavage; honors Dickens character. [Br. Costume: Misc.; Br. Lit.: Barnaby Rudge, Espy, 272]
West, Mae
(1892–1980) actress personified as a vamp; known for her famous line, “Come up and see me some time.” [Am. Cinema: Halliwell, 759]
Allusions—Cultural, Literary, Biblical, and Historical: A Thematic Dictionary. Copyright 2008 The Gale Group, Inc. All rights reserved.
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