Definition of come-hither in US English:



dated, informal
  • Flirtatious; sexually inviting.

    ‘nymphs with come-hither looks’
    • ‘She clutched my hand and looked at me with a hunger in her eyes, a come-hither look that always made me feel weak-kneed and helpless, like putty in her hands.’
    • ‘The Internet is flooded with come-hither Web sites.’
    • ‘This good-time gal pushes men away while flashing a come-hither look; they have to decide whether the light in her eyes is red or green.’
    • ‘There's a kind of come-hither quality about that, I would think.’
    • ‘From her studies, that would suggest that love's catalyst for men is beautiful, come-hither women.’
    • ‘But he seemed intent on pretending that my come-hither look was nothing more than admiration of his impressive portfolio, which frankly it was.’
    • ‘There are other distractions too, I noticed, wearing tight sarongs, and rather come-hither smiles.’
    • ‘She's blessed with eyes, half-shadowed by sexy lowered lids, resulting in a come-hither stare that will nail you to the wall.’
    • ‘Normally I didn't do this kind of thing, especially to people I didn't know very well, but I told you she had this really come-hither look on her face.’
    • ‘The shimmering jewellery was no match for his come-hither looks, brilliant charm and athletic build amid the alluring chains, enticing pendants and gorgeous necklaces.’
    • ‘After a six-month absence, the come-hither tulips are extremely tempting in their lilacs, scarlets, apricots and girly pinks.’
    • ‘They had a look of eroticism… a come-hither quality that I couldn't explain.’
    • ‘How often are women in bikinis or lingerie found with their limbs spread, or in a come-hither pose?’
    • ‘As our evening wound to a close, she openly worried that her purse - though incredibly fetching with its come-hither stitching - could not contain the funds to accommodate such an evening.’
    • ‘With a beguiling, over the shoulder, come-hither look, she began to dance to the music.’
    • ‘She's lying in the grass, staring at me with those eyes, the perfect come-hither look.’
    • ‘She met Aaron's gaze and batted her lashes in what he supposed was meant to be a come-hither look, but seemed more like soot caught in her eyes.’
    • ‘The advertising campaign features a buxom Argentine model in a swimsuit giving the camera her loveliest come-hither look.’
    • ‘With the vintage costumes, the vampy dance moves, and the occasionally campy songs, the entertainers' underlying message to their customers seems clear: We may have come-hither eyes, but this is all an act.’
    • ‘I'm sure she was frustrated and confused when I excused myself and went to talk to someone else, but it seemed unkind to let her go with her come-hither poses and gestures when they left me cold.’
    good-looking, attractive, nice-looking, handsome, lovely, beautiful, pretty, as pretty as a picture, stunning, striking, arresting, prepossessing, winning, fetching, captivating, bewitching, beguiling, engaging, charming, charismatic, enchanting, appealing, delightful, irresistible
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