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Cock tease (sometimes cock-tease or cocktease or also prick-tease) is derisive sexual slang used to describe a person who flirts and seduces men without engaging in sexual activity. The term has been in use in the United Kingdom and the United States since the 19th century. The term "a flirt" may similarly suggest that no actions are taken beyond flirting.
The phrase is also used metaphorically, as an allusion to any similarly frustrating teasing done by someone else irrespective of whether it is sexual or not.
The term has been widely used in popular culture.