cotquean

noun

cot·​quean ˈkät-ˌkwēn How to pronounce cotquean (audio)
1
archaic : a coarse masculine woman
2
archaic : a man who busies himself with women's work or affairs

Word History

Etymology

cot entry 1 + quean

First Known Use

1547, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of cotquean was in 1547

Dictionary Entries Near cotquean

Cite this Entry

“Cotquean.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/cotquean. Accessed 23 Feb. 2024.

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