cootie

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noun coo·tie \ˈkü-tē\

Origin and Etymology of cootie

perhaps modification of Malay kutu


First Known Use: 1917


COOTIE Defined for English Language Learners

cootie

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noun coo·tie \ˈkü-tē\

Definition of cootie for English Language Learners

  • : a type of small insect that lives in people's hair


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cootie

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noun coo·tie \ˈküt-ē\

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