cotta

noun

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

Word History

Etymology

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.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/cotta. Accessed 27 Nov. 2022.

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