[ kot-kween ]
/ ˈkɒtˌkwin /
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Archaic. a man who busies himself with traditionally women's household duties.
Archaic. a coarse woman.
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Which one of these commonly confused words can act as an adverb or a pronoun?
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British Dictionary definitions for cotquean
/ (ˈkɒtˌkwiːn) /
a coarse woman
a man who does housework
Word Origin for cotquean
C16: see cot ², quean
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