cottar

noun
cot·​tar | \ ˈkä-tər How to pronounce cottar (audio) \
variants: or cotter

Definition of cottar

: a peasant or farm laborer who occupies a cottage and sometimes a small holding of land usually in return for services

First Known Use of cottar

14th century, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for cottar

Middle English cottar, from Medieval Latin cotarius, from Middle English cot

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“Cottar.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/cottar. Accessed 23 Sep. 2020.

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