Chiefly Southern U.S. any of several large aquatic turtles of the southern U.S. and northern Mexico.
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How to use cooter in a sentence
It was a bit of payback by Ben Jones, who played cooter in The Dukes of Hazzard and lost a House race to Gingrich.How Newt Gingrich Crashed and Burned When He Was House Speaker | Howard Kurtz, Lois Romano | December 27, 2011 | THE DAILY BEAST
My daughter tells me that Bowler played cooter, the werewolf in True Blood.
Democrats have only the dude who played “cooter” on The Dukes of Hazard to crow about.
A “cooter” is a box-tortoise, and the noun is turned into a verb with an ease characteristic of the mountaineers.Our Southern Highlanders | Horace Kephart
The cooter is the terrapin, and a very expert boatman he is.Letters of a Traveller | William Cullen Bryant
Stop it I say—would you kill a feller just for a doggoned old cooter?The Southerner | Thomas Dixon