noun plural coot·ies. Informal.
Origin of cootie1
Origin of cootie2
Examples from the Web for cootie
Contemporary Examples of cootie
Can you instruct someone how to make an origami ‘cootie catcher’ with just words?Can You Answer These 10 Oddball Job Interview Questions Asked at America’s Top Tech Companies?
January 17, 2014
About a year later, I wrote another piece for Slate with the headline, “ The Cootie Factor.”The Resurrection of Tom Cruise
May 1, 2009
Historical Examples of cootie
But the cootie in the front line trenches was not altogether an enemy.In the Flash Ranging Service
Edward Alva Trueblood
They found that the underwear was indeed death to the cootie.America's Munitions 1917-1918
There I made my first acquaintance with the now justly famous "cootie."Average Americans
The worst thing about the cootie is that there is no remedy for him.
He wasn't called a cootie aboard ship, but he was the same bird.
Word Origin for cootie
"body lice," 1917, British World War I slang, earlier in nautical use, said to be from Malay kutu "dog tick."