- Archaic. a man who busies himself with traditionally women's household duties.
- Archaic. a coarse woman.
Origin of cotquean
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A cot-quean is a man who meddles with female affairs; used by S. only here.Shakespeare's Tragedy of Romeo and Juliet
- a coarse woman
- a man who does housework
Word Origin for cotquean
C16: see cot ², quean
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Word Origin and History for cot-quean
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