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cocotte

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noun co·cotte \kȯ-ˈkȯt\

Definition of cocotte

plural

cocottes

\-ˈkȯt(s)\
  1. 1 :  prostitute

  2. 2 :  a shallow individual baking dish usually with one or two handles



Examples of cocotte in a sentence

  1. <in the new play, she takes on the somewhat racy role of a cocotte in fin de siècle Paris>



Origin and Etymology of cocotte

French


First Known Use: 1867


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