cot·​ta ˈkä-tə How to pronounce cotta (audio)
: a waist-length surplice

Word History


Medieval Latin, of Germanic origin; akin to Old High German kozza coarse mantle — more at coat

First Known Use

1848, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of cotta was in 1848

Dictionary Entries Near cotta

Cite this Entry

“Cotta.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 26 May. 2024.

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