plural -s
: a fanciful or symbolical article of apparel
especially : a scarf worn on a lady's headdress or as a token of favor on a knight's helmet

Word History


Middle English (also, wisdom, skill), from Old French, from cointe wise, skillful, elegantly dressed

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“Cointise.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 14 Jul. 2024.

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