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  1. a person who lives in a cottage.
  2. Also cotter, cot·ti·er [kot-ee-er] /ˈkɒt i ər/. British. a rural worker; a laborer on a farm or in a small village.
  3. a person having a private house at a vacation resort.
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Origin of cottager

First recorded in 1540–50; cottage + -er1
Related formsnon·cot·tag·er, noun
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Historical Examples

  • The baron raged like a tiger, and the cottager laid about him like a thresher.

    Maid Marian

    Thomas Love Peacock

  • A Cottager and his wife had a hen which laid every day a golden egg.

  • The tree was discovered by a cottager, whose wife was ill in bed.

  • I inquired of a cottager residing on the spot what the thing meant?

  • On his return after a vacation, the clergyman met the cottager's wife.

British Dictionary definitions for cottager


  1. a person who lives in a cottage
  2. a rural labourer
  3. mainly Canadian a person holidaying in a cottage, esp an owner and seasonal resident of a cottage in a resort area
  4. history another name for cotter 2
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