/ (ˈætəkɒp) /
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noun archaic, or dialect
an ill-natured person
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Word Origin for attercop
Old English attorcoppa, from ātor poison and possibly cop head
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The ettercap is the poison-spider, and should be spelt "Attercop."Character Sketches of Romance, Fiction and the Drama, Vol 1|The Rev. E. Cobham Brewer, LL.D.