ettercap

noun et·ter·cap \ˈetərˌkap\

Definition of ettercap

plural

-s

  1. 1 Scottish :  spider

  2. 2 Scottish :  an ill-tempered or spiteful person

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Origin and Etymology of ettercap

Middle English attercop, attercoppe, from Old English ātorcoppe, from ātor poison, venom + -coppe spider, from copp top, summit — more at atter, cop


First Known Use: circa 1525


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