noun, plural coot·ies.
noun, plural coot·ies. Scot.
noun plural coot·ies. Informal.
Origin of cootie1
Origin of cootie2
Examples from the Web for cooty
Historical Examples of cooty
"Cooty" would not have that, but calmly began to refill an empty magazine.
So far as I know, it is the only thing sold that will do the cooty in.
If it is possible to get a louse pomade called Harrison's in this country, send it, as it is a cooty killer.
Poor "Cooty," who had lost his left foot as well, passed out shortly after, was a Guardsman at one time.
"Cooty" was seen to go rigid for a moment, and then he quickly rolled to one side to make way for "Number Two" to take his place.
Word Origin for cootie
"body lice," 1917, British World War I slang, earlier in nautical use, said to be from Malay kutu "dog tick."