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cotquean

[ kot-kween ]
/ ˈkɒtˌkwin /
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noun
Archaic. a man who busies himself with traditionally women's household duties.
Archaic. a coarse woman.
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Origin of cotquean

First recorded in 1540–50; cot2 + quean
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British Dictionary definitions for cotquean

cotquean
/ (ˈkɒtˌkwiːn) /

noun archaic
a coarse woman
a man who does housework

Word Origin for cotquean

C16: see cot ², quean
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