Origin of cooter
Examples from the Web for cooter
Democrats have only the dude who played “Cooter” on The Dukes of Hazard to crow about.
The cooter is the terrapin, and a very expert boatman he is.Letters of a Traveller|William Cullen Bryant
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