cotquean

noun
cot·​quean | \ ˈkät-ˌkwēn How to pronounce cotquean (audio) \

Definition of cotquean

1 archaic : a coarse masculine woman
2 archaic : a man who busies himself with women's work or affairs

First Known Use of cotquean

1547, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for cotquean

cot entry 1 + quean

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“Cotquean.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/cotquean. Accessed 25 January 2020.

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