cot·​tag·​er | \ ˈkä-ti-jər How to pronounce cottager (audio) \

Definition of cottager

: a person who lives in a cottage

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Recent Examples on the Web The town has always been a place filled with lake people—its own Ontario character type, comprising enthusiastic cottagers and the more grizzly beachfront locals. Aaron Gilbreath, Longreads, "The Zoo That Divided a Town," 14 Mar. 2020

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First Known Use of cottager

1523, in the meaning defined above

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“Cottager.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 31 May. 2020.

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: a person who lives in a cottage

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